What Are the Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer?

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Your risk of getting colorectal cancer increases as you get older, but getting regular physical activity and keeping a healthy weight may help lower your risk.

Your risk of getting colorectal cancer increases as you get older. More than 90% of cases occur in people who are 50 years old or older. Other risk factors include having—

Lifestyle factors that may contribute to an increased risk of colorectal cancer include—

Page last reviewed: January 30, 2019