Colon disease
risk assessment

Colon disease risk assessment

What you need to know about risk factors

The chance of developing CRC can be increased by environmental and or genetic factors.1–3 Each question represents a risk factor for colorectal cancer.1–4 Take the assessment below, share the results with your gastroenterologist, and talk to your doctor about getting screened. Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Are you between the ages 45 and 75?1-3

Do you have a family history of colon cancer or polyps?1,3

Do you use tobacco products, or have you ever used tobacco products?1,3,4

Do you consume alcohol?1,3,4

Are you overweight?1,3,4

Do you lead a sedentary (inactive) lifestyle?1,3,4

Have you been diagnosed with diabetes?1,3

Have you been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s)?1,3,4

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  1. Lewandowska A, Rudzki G, Lewandowski T, Stryjkowska-Góra A, Rudzki S. Title: Risk Factors for the Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer. Cancer control: journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center. 2022;29:10732748211056692.
  2. Low EE, Demb J, Liu L, et al. Risk Factors for Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer. Gastroenterology. 2020;159(2):492-501.
  3. Ahmed M. Colon. Cancer: A clinician’s perspective in 2019. Gastroenterology research. 2020;13(1):1–10.
  4. Marley AR, Nan H. Epidemiology of colorectal cancer. International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics. 2016;7(3):105–114.