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Colon Cancer Risk

If you’d like to prevent colon cancer, take small steps to change your lifestyle and reduce your risk for this serious disease.To lower your risk of colon cancer, make one change to your diet each week. First, incorporate more vegetables, fruits and whole grains into your daily menu. Then, reduce your intake of red meat and processed foods. Choose healthy beverages to control your calorie intake. If you drink alcohol, limit yourself to one drink per day for women or two per day for men.Another way to reduce your cancer risk is to exercise for at least 45 minutes a day, five times a week.People who have early-stage colon cancer usually have no symptoms, but that is when it’s most treatable. Talk to your doctor about scheduling a colonoscopy. This painless procedure allows a physician to look for and remove precancerous polyps so they do not become cancer. For more information about colon cancer risks and prevention, call 877.CENTEGRA.