Preventing bowel cancer

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Risk factors for bowel cancer include age, family history, inflammatory bowel disease, poor diet, physical inactivity, alcohol (in men), obesity and smoking.

Quitting smoking, being active, enjoying a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and maintaining a healthy body weight can all contribute to reducing your risk.

For information on leading a cancer smart lifestyle:

Cancer Council – Cut your cancer risk

Cancer Council Victoria – ​​Bowel cancer risk calculator

Fruits and vegetables