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Risk Factors

Age is the most important risk factor for colon cancer. Every year, almost 3,000 new cases of colon cancer are diagnosed in BC – over 94% of these are in men and women aged 50 or older. Individuals in this age group should be routinely tested.

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​Cancer prevention

Healthy diet, being physically active an maintaining a healthy weight can help you reduce your cancer risk.

Reduce your risk
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