What increases the chances of developing bowel (colon) cancer?
Inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, smoking and alcohol all increase your chances of developing bowel (colon) cancer, as does having a family history of it, or some rare genetic diseases.
Author: Jonathan Meddings
First answered: 13 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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