Eat lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. They contain vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants that interfere with the process of developing cancer. Limit your alcohol intake and quit smoking.
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Increase its chances of cure with early screening
As nearly all colon cancers begin as non-cancerous polyps (benign growths on the inner wall of the large intestine), this disease can be prevented when these polyps are discovered through screening tests and removed.
In addition, when colon cancer has occurred, it usually grows slowly. Therefore, the earlier it is found, the more likely that the treatment will be successful. When detected in its early stages, colon cancer has a 90 % chance of cure.
men received colorectal cancer diagnostis in 2014 in Canada
What to do to reduce your risk?
While you cannot influence some of your risk factors for colon cancer such as your age and your family history, you can make changes in your everyday lifestyle. There are three ways to reduce your personal risk of colon cancer :