Reduce your risk

How to prevent bowel cancer

Preventing bowel cancer
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Risk factors for bowel cancer include age, family history, inflammatory bowel disease, poor diet, physical inactivity, alcohol, obesity and smoking.

Quitting smoking, being active, enjoying a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and limited red and processed meats, and maintaining a healthy body weight can all contribute to reducing your risk.

For information on leading a cancer smart lifestyle.