Which factors increase the risk of bowel cancer?

The risk of developing colorectal cancer is increased by the following factors:  

  • Old age
  • Incidence of colorectal polyps
  • Specific genetic disease patterns
  • Genetic loading (direct-line family members with bowel cancer)
  • Chronic-inflammatory bowel diseases

In addition, an unhealthy lifestyle (alcohol, smoking, diet, lack of exercise) increases the risk of bowel cancer. But you can do something about this. We will give you more tips.

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