Preventing bowel cancer

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

Quitting smoking, being active, enjoying a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and limited red and processed meats, 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

Fruits and vegetables