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Reducing Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Eat a Healthy Diet
Use Alcohol in Moderation
Know Your Family History
Talk to Your Doctor About the Benefits of Aspirin
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- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014
- Update Date: 05/28/2014