Make healthier choices and take some relatively simple steps to maintain or improve your overall health and reduce your chances of colorectal cancer.
Butting out your cigarettes will not only help protect you from getting colorectal cancer, your lungs will thank you as well.
Recent research has found that taking calcium and folic acid supplements daily over a long period of time may reduce your chances of developing colorectal cancer.
Obesity is thought to increase the risk of developing colorectal cancer, particularly in women
Reducing alcohol intake can lessen your chance of getting colorectal cancer.
Make colorectal cancer screening a part of your routine health checks.
If a first degree relative (parent, sibling or child) had colorectal cancer you are at increased risk. Talk to your doctor about getting screened for colorectal cancer when you are 10 years younger than your relative was at the disease onset.
Note that many people diagnosed with colorectal cancer never had any symptoms or early warning signs. Only a colonoscopy can give you the assurance that you are free of the disease.
Colon Cancer Check
Cancer screening helps see what you can’t. Use this website to learn about colorectal cancer and the ColonCancerCheck screening program.
Cancer Quality Council of Ontario
The Cancer Quality Council of Ontario (CQCO) is an advisory group that guides Cancer Care Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in their efforts to improve the quality of cancer care in the province.
Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.
The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
Founded in 1962 to promote the study of the digestive tract in health and disease. The Association is built on broad principles and includes individuals of different disciplines (physicians, surgeons, pediatricians, radiologists, basic scientists).