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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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