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What increases my risk for stage 0 colon cancer?

A variety of lifestyle and heredity factors can increase your risk for stage 0 colon cancer. Older age; a high-fat, low-fiber diet; a lack of exercise; being obese; smoking; and drinking can all possibly increase your risk. In addition, a family history of colon cancer or polyps or a family history of certain genetic diseases such as Lynch syndrome can raise your risk. If you are diabetic, have an inflammatory intestinal disease, have had colon cancer or polyps previously, or had radiation therapy for previous cancers, your risk can also be raised. Lastly, stage 0 colon cancer risk is highest for African Americans.

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