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There are many different causes and risk factors for colorectal cancer. Sometimes, a person with no known risk factors can be diagnosed with the disease. However, there are certain factors that can put you at greater risk.
Some colorectal cancer risk factors are beyond your control. But some, like diet and exercise, are within you power to change. Talk to your doctor about making healthy lifestyle changes to lower your risk of getting colon cancer.
Causes and risk factors include: