Colorectal Cancer: "Preventable. Treatable. Beatable” (Part 2)

Mar 7, 2020 | Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator | @kanaazpereira

Colorectal Cancer  (CRC) is the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women, even though it is among the most preventable cancers. Your risk of getting colorectal cancer increases as you get older. However, new statistics show that the burden of disease is shifting toward younger adults. To increase understanding of risks, prevention, screening options, and treatment for both colon cancer and rectal cancer, Mayo Clinic colorectal cancer experts have answered questions through a series of short videos.

In Part 1, we wrote about the basics of colorectal cancer; Part 2 addresses certain risk factors, and what you can do to prevent the risk of developing CRC.

Part 2: Risks and prevention

  • Can I prevent colorectal cancer?
  • How can I lower my risk of developing CRC?
  • Does IBD increase my risk?
  • Does diabetes increase my risk?
  • How does diet affect my risk of CRC?
  • Does smoking or drinking increase my risk?
  • How does my medical history affect my colon cancer risk?
  • Is there a vaccine to prevent CRC?
  • Does exercise lower my risk?
  • What practical things can I do to prevent colorectal cancer?

The videos relate to questions posted by members on Mayo Clinic Connect

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=Dk-ME9Uu_2o&feature=emb_logo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=WvvrykW8n6I&feature=emb_logo

  • How does diet affect my risk of colorectal cancer? – Kate Zeratsky
  • Does smoking or drinking increase my risk for colorectal cancer? – Dr. Russell Heigh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=c6dOBiSFPRU&feature=emb_logo

  • Does exercise lower my risk of developing colorectal cancer? – Dr. Victoria Gomez

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=Czz6xWWN64Q&feature=emb_logo

  • What practical things can I do to prevent colorectal cancer? – Dr. Russell Heigh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=KkyV43BeSyQ&feature=emb_logo
 

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