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  • Changes in bowel habits (diarrhea or constipation)
  • Blood in the stool
  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Iron-deficiency anemia
  • Rectal bleeding or bleeding from the anus
  • Narrow stools
  • A feeling that the bowel does not empty completely
  • Bowel obstruction
woman eating healthy for colorectal cancer prevention in NYC

Possible Causes:

  • Age (risk increases with age)
  • Family history of colon cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease)
  • Personal history of colon polyps or colon cancer
  • Genetic mutations (e.g. Lynch syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis)
  • Sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Smoking
  • Heavy alcohol consumption
  • High intake of red and processed meat
  • Low intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Exposure to certain chemicals (e.g. asbestos, benzene)

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