I have good news and bad news. First, the bad news: colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in the U.S. and the 3rd leading cause of cancer death. The good news: colorectal cancer is preventable!
Studies show you can lower your risk for colorectal cancer by improving your lifestyle habits, and they aren’t that difficult. Eat more vegetables and fruits, eat whole grains instead of white, and decrease your intake of red meat and processed meat. An example of a day following this advice:
- Breakfast: Oatmeal with sliced banana
- Lunch: Spinach and kale chopped up with other raw vegetables and balsamic vinaigrette, with a whole grain roll on the side
- Dinner: Skinless chicken thigh with ½ cup of brown rice and a double helping of sautéed brussels sprouts
Follow this link for helpful information from the American Cancer Society.
Just One Thing to do: If you are over age 45, make an appointment to get screened today!