Its probably the cancer we speak of least, and feel most uncomfortable about, but colorectal cancer affects one in 14 Canadians. Learn the risk factors.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Nutrition Month. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Canada, affecting one in 14 Canadians over their lifetime.
Do you know the risk factors?
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, there isn’t a single cause of colorectal cancer, but these factors increase your risk.
Age • over 50
Other health conditions
On Thursday we’ll look at the role diet can play in the prevention of colorectal cancer—especially the protective effects of fruit, fibre, and vegetables.