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Risk Factors

There are two types of risk factors: modifiable and non-modifiable. Modifiable risk factors are changeable characteristics. These are behaviors or traits that you can change. Common modifiable risk factors include:

  • smoking
  • diet
  • exercise
  • diabetes
  • obesity
  • alcohol consumption.

Non-modifiable risk factors are characteristics you have no control over. Common non-modifiable risk factors include:

  • sex
  • age
  • race
  • personal or family history.

The following risk factors are most commonly associated with colorectal cancer diagnosis:

  • Older than 50 years of age
  • African American race
  • Previous colorectal cancer diagnosis
  • Inflammatory intestinal conditions, such as Crohn’s Disease and/or ulcerative colitis
  • Genetic predisposition to colon cancer
  • Diets low in fiber and high in fat
  • Physical Inactivity
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol

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