Risk factors for colorectal cancer:
There are several risk factors, however age is the most common risk factor for colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer can occur
at any age but is most common in people 50 age or older. Both men and women are at equal risk. Your risk for colorectal cancer
may be higher if you have inflammatory bowel disease or a child, parent, or sibling who has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer
or has a history of colonic polyps.
Early Detection and Screening
Screening is when you are checked for disease when you do not have any symptoms. If you have symptoms of colorectal cancer
diagnostic tests are necessary to determine the cause of the symptoms.