The risk of Colorectal Cancer increases for both men and women as they age.
Other factors also increase a person's risk, including:
- A personal or family history of benign colorectal polyps
- A family history of colorectal cancer
- A personal or family history of inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's
- A family history of ovarian, endometrial or breast cancer
- People of African American or Hispanic descent
- People who use tobacco, are obese or sedentary
- Men and woman over the age of 50
Colorectal Cancer is preventable and is easy to treat and often curable when detected early.
Talk to your physician about screenings.