Colorectal Cancer: What’s Your Risk?
Approximately 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer every year.
Could you be at risk?
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HIGH RISK

Your answers indicate that you have a high risk of colorectal cancer and may want to consider regular screenings. Print out your answers and take this quiz to your doctor to see if a colonoscopy is right for you. Use our Physician Locator to find a qualified specialist in your area.

1. Are you age 50 or older?
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2. Have you or a family member had colorectal cancer or a history of colon or rectum polyps?
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3. Do you have any conditions that increase your risk of colorectal cancer, such as Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, or ulcerative colitis?
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4. Do you smoke?
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5. How many servings of red meat do you have per week?
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6. How often do you drink alcohol?
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7. Are you overweight?
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8. How often do you participate in cardio exercise or moderate physical activity?
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MEDIUM RISK

While your risk is not as high as it could be, there are certain factors that put you at a greater than normal risk of colorectal cancer. Print out this page and take it to your doctor to whether screening is needed, and learn what you can do to lower your risk factors.

1. Are you age 50 or older?
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2. Have you or a family member had colorectal cancer or a history of colon or rectum polyps?
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3. Do you have any conditions that increase your risk of colorectal cancer, such as Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, or ulcerative colitis?
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4. Do you smoke?
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5. How many servings of red meat do you have per week?
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6. How often do you drink alcohol?
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7. Are you overweight?
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8. How often do you participate in cardio exercise or moderate physical activity?
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LOW RISK

Great news–your answers indicate that you have a low risk of colorectal cancer. However, you should still have regular screenings starting at age 50 regardless of other risk factors, as many people diagnosed have no symptoms. To keep your risk factor low, learn how healthy choices can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer.

1. Are you age 50 or older?
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2. Have you or a family member had colorectal cancer or a history of colon or rectum polyps?
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3. Do you have any conditions that increase your risk of colorectal cancer, such as Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, or ulcerative colitis?
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4. Do you smoke?
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5. How many servings of red meat do you have per week?
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6. How often do you drink alcohol?
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7. Are you overweight?
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8. How often do you participate in cardio exercise or moderate physical activity?
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