Published: Aug. 23, 2011
Updated: Aug. 23, 2011
Some personal choices and characteristics, such as family history, increase the risk of getting colon cancer. Keep in mind that not everyone with these risk factors will develop colorectal cancer, and if you have none of these risk factors, you can still get cancer.
Some risk factors are related to lifestyle choices that you have control over:
Other risk factors are related to factors you cannot change:
Learn more about colorectal cancer: