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According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women, with 1 in 20 developing it in his or her lifetime.

Are you in danger? See our High Risk for Colorectal Cancer List

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According to the World Health Organization, approximately one-third of cancer cases are preventable. The American Institute for Cancer Research states that an estimated 340,000 cancer cases per year can be prevented with a healthy diet, physical activity, and a consistently healthy weight.

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Applying the Precautionary Principle to Diet and Cancer

Six Tips to Reduce the Occurrence of Cancer

  1. Avoid dairy products to reduce risk of prostate cancer.
  2. Limit or avoid alcohol to reduce the risk of cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, colon, rectum, and breast.
  3. Avoid red and processed meat to reduce the risk of cancers of the colon and rectum.
  4. Avoid grilled, fried, and broiled meats to reduce the risk of cancers of the colon, rectum, breast, prostate, kidney, and pancreas.
  5. Women should consume soy products in adolescence to reduce risk of breast cancer. Breast cancer survivors should consume soy products to reduce risk of cancer recurrence and overall mortality.
  6. Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables to reduce risk of several forms of cancer.

 



Downloads

Cancer Survivor’s Guide

Cancer Prevention Infographic

Breast Cancer Infographic

Colorectal Cancer Infographic

Meat and Cancer Infographic

How Diet Can Help Prevent Certain Cancers

Breast Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Food Products That Are Linked with Cancer

Meat Consumption and Cancer Risk Fact Sheet

Red and Processed Meat: Drop the Dog

Milk and Cancer

Eggs and Cancer

Grilled Chicken Contains PhIP, a Cancer-Causing Chemical

How Lycopene Helps Protect against Cancer

 


   
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