March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: 5 ways you can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer

March 26, 2018




March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; colorectal cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers among Alaska Native people. Download the informational graphic here. 5 ways you can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer
  1. Quit smoking and/or using other forms of tobacco, including chew and iq’mik.
  2. Exercise regularly. Physical activity can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 50%.
  3. Eat well and keep a healthy weight. Discuss a diet and exercise that works for you with your provider.
  4. Limit alcohol consumption. Drink more water.
  5. Get screened. Screening is recommended for Alaska Native people age 40 and older, and all adults age 50 and older.
For more information about ANTHC’s Cancer Program, visit www.anthc.org/cancer. Related story: Demystifying the colonoscopy Related story: What is ANTHC doing about colorectal cancer among Alaska Native people?

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