American Cancer Society has lowered the recommended screening age for colorectal cancer to age 45

High Fiber Foods Can Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer (CRC)

 

Colorectal cancer (CRC) or colon cancer is cancer of the colon. It is a common gastrointestinal cancer and one of the leading causes of death worldwide. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, a diet rich in fiber can decrease your risk of colorectal cancer. Adding 10 grams of fiber to your daily diet can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by 10%.

Here are some high fiber foods that you should find a place on your plate for:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains, including breads, cereals, brown rice and pasta
  • Beans, peas and lentils
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Salmon
  • Corn
  • Ginger
  • White tea
  • Mushroom
  • Black Raspberries

Fiber works best when it absorbs water, so drink plenty of fluids, preferably water. If you haven't been consuming much fiber in your diet, add it in slowly. Your body needs to adapt to increases in fiber gradually.

In addition, if you are 50 years old or older, get screened for colorectal cancer. One test that you can do in the comfort of your home is the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT). The FIT screening method for hemoglobin in stool is the new standard of care for the early detection of blood which may be associated with colorectal cancer.

Contact Us for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Polymedco Cancer Diagnostic Products, LLCis a leader in the development of blood testing for colorectal cancer. If you would like additional information, please call 800-431-2123 / 914-739-5400 or email info@polymedco.com.

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