Factors that may increase your risk of colon cancer include:
- older age,
- african american race,
- a personal history of colorectal cancer of polyps,
- inflammatory intestinal conditions,
- inherited syndromes that increase colon cancer risk,
- family history of colon cancer,
- low-fiber, high-fat diet, a sedentary lifestyle.
An article published in a 2007, medical journal describes how the chinese used herbs treat the disease nearly 6,000 years ago.