American Cancer Society Releases New Study About Colon Cancer Prevention

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American Cancer Society Releases New Study About Colon Cancer Prevention

According to a study conducted by the American Cancer Society (ACS) (cancer.org), the National Cancer Institute, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, exercise can decrease colorectal cancer risk by as much as 14%. Fifteen hours of metabolic equivalent tasks (METs) per week can cause a significant decrease in risk for seven different types of cancer for both men and women. Even just seven hours of exercise a week can lower your risk.

Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in men and women, yet it can be prevented at an early stage with regular screening when the tumor is small and possibly easier to treat. There are even simple, affordable take-home tests available. If you’re 45 or older, getting tested regularly is a must.

Whether you or a loved one are worried about getting colorectal cancer, have just been diagnosed, are in the process of treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, you can find information and resources at cancer.org/colon.

Giving you accurate, up-to-date information on cancer is one of the American Cancer Society’s top priorities. To learn more, visit cancer.org or call 1-(800) 227-2345.

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