Risk Factors for Rectal cancer
Risk factors discussion:
Smoking may also increase the likelihood of
developing cancers of the stomach, liver, prostate, colon,
and rectum. The risk of cancer begins to decrease soon after
a smoker quits, and the risk continues to decline gradually
each year after quitting. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI)
Risks factors for Rectal cancer: medical news summaries:
The following medical news items
are relevant to risk factors for Rectal cancer:
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Rectal cancer are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Rectal cancer
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Rectal cancer.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Rectal cancer.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
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