Colorectal cancer can be a problem for African-Americans, particularly if you smoke. Your diet is also linked. So, if you’re 50 or older, you should be screened on a regular basis. To help prevent cancer, remember: Don’t smoke. Eat right. Exercise. And consider these tips:
- Cut back on red meats (beef, lamb or liver) and processed meats (like hot dogs, bologna and lunchmeat).
- Cook on low heat. High heat (frying, broiling or grilling) can create chemicals that can increase your cancer risk.
- Cut back your alcohol use.
For more information, visit the Prevent Cancer Foundation website.