Risk factors involved in Colorectal Cancer
The risk factors associated with Colorectal Cancer are as follows.
- Diet: Those who maintain a diet comprising high amounts of processed and red meat must be careful as such diets have a higher risk of causing Colorectal Cancer. Meat that is subjected to grilling, frying, or broiling can produce chemicals in high temperatures, which, when consumed can contribute to high risk. Enriching your diet with fruits and vegetables can go a long way in ensuring that your risk of developing Colorectal Cancer signs is reduced.
- Inactive lifestyle: A sedentary lifestyle is known to increase the chance of contracting Colorectal Cancer.
- Smoking: Carcinogens associated with smoking, if swallowed, can play a potential role in increasing Colorectal Cancer risk.
- Alcohol usage: Excessive consumption of Alcohol can have an adverse impact and contribute to the cause of Colorectal Cancer.
- Age: One can develop Colorectal Cancer at any age but people of 45 years or older have a higher risk of developing the disease. The National Cancer Institute records the median age of a Colorectal Cancer patient as 68.
- History of IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease): If you have a history of IBD, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, then your chances of acquiring Colorectal Cancer are quite high. Your risk of developing the disease may be higher the longer you’ve had IBD and would have a slight dependency on the extent to which your colon is affected.