When it comes to alcohol’s influence on cancer risk, the data is mixed. Colorectal surgeon Dr. Heather Yeo says that she does believe high levels of alcohol can predispose people to certain types of cancer–including pancreatic, liver, and colon.
But Dr. Yeo says the key with alcohol is moderation. Her view is “
Contrary to popular belief, colon cancer is not a disease that only affects older men. We asked top doctors to discredit some common misconceptions surrounding the cancer.
Is colon cancer really becoming more prevalent in people under the age of 50? Can you skip screening if you don’t have any symptoms? Dr. Heather Yeo has the answers – and explains some common misconceptions.
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