Can bowel (colon) cancer be prevented?
Bowel cancer can be prevented by detecting and treating any polyps (benign tumors) found during a colonoscopy. Ways to reduce the risk of bowel cancer include eating a healthy diet high in fruit and vegetables and low in processed meat; maintaining a healthy weight; limiting alcohol intake and avoiding cigarette smoking.
Author: Jonathan Meddings
First answered: 13 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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