Did you know that Colorectal Cancer is more prevalent in America with our Western lifestyle as oppose to an Eastern way of diet and exercise? Numerous studies over the past few decades have proven that our dietary intake of red and processed meats, lifestyles filled with excessive smoking, weight gain, heavy alcohol use and sedentary existence along with associated symptoms of medications can produce risk factors for this malignancy. However, Colorectal Cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer according to the American Cancer Society. That is if you take the right steps towards prevention according to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. These steps should include choosing a healthier diet that consists of eating foods rich in fiber, vitamins, increasing exercise to at least 30 minutes per day and visiting your physician for an annual physical and colorectal screening tests if you’ve reached the recommended age of 50 years old. From colorectal cancer incidences of Bronx residents to Americans nationwide, no one should die of embarrassment because they are shy about undergoing a colorectal screening test or due to lack knowledge of colon cancer awareness and prevention. Remember “knowing is half the battle”! So this “Colorectal Cancer 101 Series” addresses all you need to know about colorectal cancer prevention in the Bronx and nationwide.
Colorectal Cancer 101
- March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (Part 1)
- What is Colorectal Cancer? (Part 2)
- Health Tips on Prevention – Your Diet (Part 3)
- Health Tips on Prevention Continued – Vitamins and Exercise (Part 4)
- Know Your Health Status (Part 5)
Learn how modifications in your diet and lifestyle can substantially reduce the risk of colorectal cancer for you, your family and friends. Reduce your risk for colorectal cancer through early detection, prevention and screening.
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