Health Tip: Do You Have Risk Factors for Colon Cancer?
These can increase your chances of developing the disease
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(HealthDay News) -- Although the exact cause of colon cancer isn't understood, scientists have figured out certain factors that increase a person's risk of developing the disease.
The National Cancer Institute mentions these risk factors for colon cancer:
Being 50 or older.
Having colorectal polyps -- typically non-cancerous growths that develop on the colon's inner wall.
Having other people in your family who have had colorectal cancer, or having had cancer yourself.
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