Does a negative fecal blood test result eliminate the possibility that colon cancer is present?
Is fecal blood testing used for diagnosis?
Is a virtual colonoscopy (radiological exam) as effective as an optical colonoscopy (insertion of a tube into the anus) for diagnosing the presence of colorectal cancer?
Isn’t colorectal cancer essentially a disease that affects the elderly?
Is red meat responsible for colorectal cancer?
Isn’t colorectal cancer a disease that only affects men?
Does eating fish protect you against developing colorectal cancer?
Isn’t it true that alcohol consumption in reasonable doses (i.e. no more than three glasses a day for men) is not associated with the development of colorectal cancer?
Isn’t colorectal cancer an inherited disease that cannot be prevented?
False. Less than 10% of colorectal cancers are believed to be of genetic origin. The vast majority of cases are due to poor lifestyle habits. Many studies indicate that simple measures can significantly reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer:
- Be physically active.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Limit your consumption of red and processed meats.
- Limit your alcohol consumption.
- Choose foods rich in fibre.
- Take regular fecal occult blood tests.
Do not hesitate to have a colonoscopy if your fecal blood test result is positive or if you are in a higher risk category (first-degree relative with colorectal cancer, etc.).
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