Resources and Education
Although some risks for digestive and liver disease, such as age and family history, are out of anyone's control, there are ways to reduce your risk of developing diseases of the liver and digestive tract:
Get preventative screening. A colonoscopy is used to detect any signs of cancer of the colon (usually polyps) and remove them before they ever grow into cancer.
Protect your liver health and avoid cirrhosis. Limit alcohol intake. Know the risks for contracting Hepatitis and what you can do to prevent it.
Don't use tobacco. Tobacco use increases the risk of cancer of the larynx (voice box), oral cavity, throat, esophagus, lung, and colon