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Treatments for colorectal cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination.
Surgery can usually cure it when it is found early.
From a potential knowledge score of 1 to 6, the mean score was 1.5 (SD 1.1, range 0 to 5) with no difference between intervention and control groups.
At follow-up, the intervention group had a significantly greater knowledge score and better weight loss, diet, and physical activity measures than the control group.
You're also more likely to get it if you have colorectal polyps, a family history of colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, eat a diet high in fat, or smoke.
Symptoms of colorectal cancer include Because you may not have symptoms at first, it's important to have screening tests. Tests include colonoscopy and tests for blood in the stool.See our disclaimer about external links and our quality guidelines. It is estimated that 47% of colorectal cancers (CRC) could be prevented by appropriate lifestyles. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.This study aimed to identify awareness of the causes of CRC in patients who had been diagnosed with a colorectal adenoma through the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme and subsequently enrolled in an intervention trial (using diet and physical activity education and behavioural change techniques) (Be WEL).The intervention was delivered by a lifestyle counsellor who provided a personalised energy prescription with detailed educational information on food choices and a pedometer based physical activity programme as well as body weight scales.Motivational interviewing techniques and behavioural strategies were used to promote relevant changes in diet, physical activity, and body weight .At baseline and 12-month follow-up, participants answered an open-ended question on factors influencing CRC development.Of the 329 participants at baseline, 40 (12%) reported that they did not know any risk factors and 36 (11%) failed to identify specific factors related to diet and activity.Recent UK estimates on cancer preventability indicate that 12% of colorectal cancers could be prevented by increased physical activity, 14% by the avoidance of excess weight, 27% by changes in diet (increasing fibre intake and decreasing red and processed meat), and 7% by reducing alcohol intake .Thus a number of modifiable risk factors can be identified and acted upon for potential reduction of colorectal cancer risk and proven benefit on risk reduction for type two diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease.