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Colon Cancer Risk Factors

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Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. It's estimated there will be 95,520 new cases of colon cancer in the United States alone in 2017.

So what are the risk facters associatied with colon cancer? They include:


• Being overweight
• Smoking
• Being over the age of 50
• Race/ethnicity
• Family history of colon cancer

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Dr. Durango Brooks at the American Cancer Society discusses more risk factors. 

For learn more, visit the American Cancer Society.