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Colorectal Cancer - Step 4: Ask Your Doctor About Colorectal Cancer Risk
You and your doctor need to work as a team to reduce your cancer risk. Here are some tips to help you talk with your doctor about risk.
  • Know your risk factors and take your risk factor list with you to the doctor's office.
  • Prepare your list of questions before your visit (see below).
  • Know what behaviors you are willing to change.
  • Take one step at a time-be realistic about what you can do.
  • Add your concerns to the doctor's intake form if they are not listed.
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Questions For Your Doctor
Click on the questions below that you would like to ask your doctor. Take your list when you visit your doctor.

Do you think I should be worried about colorectal cancer?
What puts me at risk for colorectal cancer?
No one in my family has had colon or rectal cancer. Does that mean I won't get it?
Here is my family history. Do I need genetic counseling?
Should I get screening tests for colorectal cancer?
What screening tests do you recommend?
When should I start getting screening tests?
How often should I be screened?
Should I change my diet to reduce my risk for colorectal cancer?
Are there any other things I can do to reduce my risk for colorectal cancer?

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