Dr. David Andorsky recently spoke with Denver 7's Nicole Brady during Colorectal Cancer
Awareness Month about some important lifestyle changes that can help lower
your risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer, but fortunately, it
is very treatable with early detection. In addition to following recommended
screening guidelines from your physician, there are important lifestyle
changes you can make to reduce your risk factors for the disease. Says
Dr. Andorsky, "The single most useful thing you can do is exercise.
There was a study a number of years ago that showed that the most active
people have a 25% lower risk for colorectal cancer than the least active
people." He also cites avoiding tobacco use and maintaining a health
body weight as key preventive measures.
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