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General Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer

The majority of colorectal tumors are found in patients over age 50. However, the disease can happen at any age so it is important to know your family history and the following risk factors.

  • Diet high in fat and red meat and low in fruits and vegetables.
  • Personal history of colon cancer.
  • History of polyps in the colon, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's Disease.