Colon cancer develops in the large intestine also known as colon which is at the end of the digestive tract. Colon cancer usually affects older people, but it can strike anyone at any age. Polyps, which are small, noncancerous clumps of cells formed on the inside of the colon, can develop into colon cancers over time.
Dr. Neha Berry, Senior Consultant Gastroenterology, BLK- Max Hospital Delhi says, “The risk of colon cancer can be significantly decreased by taking preventive steps. While some risk factors, including age and family history, are unavoidable, early screening and lifestyle changes like healthy food, exercise, and managing weight can help lower your risk of developing colon cancer.”
Here are a few tips that can help in reducing the risk of developing colon cancer.