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13 Things That Increase Your Colon Cancer Risk (and What to Do About Them)

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There's Colon Cancer in Your Family


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You're African-American


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One More Word on Screenings


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Your Poop's Changed!


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Your Jeans No Longer Fit


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You're Embarrassed!


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Andrea Peirce

Andrea is Senior Editor of Custom Content for HealthCentral. Previously, she worked as a writer and editor for Memorial Sloan Ketting Cancer Center, and was the Director of Editorial Communications for the Lupus Research Institute and S.L.E. Lupus Foundation.