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Take Steps for Rectal Cancer Prevention on the Central Coast


If you are 50 or older, the most important action you can take for rectal cancer prevention involves cancer screenings, such as a colonoscopy. Dignity Health Central Coast provides these life-saving screening tests at a hospital conveniently located near you:

Our caring, compassionate, and experienced providers understand that your health is your greatest asset. We’re here to help you protect and maintain it for optimal well-being. Find a Doctor today to schedule your screening and to discuss other strategies for rectal cancer prevention on the Central Coast of California.

 

Learn More About Rectal Cancer Prevention at Dignity Health Central Coast

You may have certain risk factors that increase your chances of developing rectal cancer. Your risks are greater if you are African American, have a family history of polyps or colorectal cancer, or reached age 50. Genetic conditions, other cancer diagnoses, and Type 2 diabetes also contribute to your risks.

Our Dignity Health Central Coast cancer team understands that you have no control over most of these risks. They can, however, help you live a healthier life with these rectal cancer prevention and early detection guidelines: 

  • Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, along with an assortment of whole grains.
  • Exercise most days of the week.
  • Stay a healthy weight.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Drink alcohol in moderation. 

Around four out of 10 people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. You can learn more about your risk by taking our free, online CancerAware Risk Assessment. This test will measure the status of your health and can help detect lifestyle habits or medical conditions that may increase your risk of developing cancer.

At Dignity Health Central Coast, we believe staying healthy goes a long way toward rectal cancer prevention and early detection. Contact us for more rectal cancer prevention tips and rectal cancer screening on the Central Coast. 

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