Predisposing factors in the development of bowel (colorectal) cancer include a family history and genetic traits.
Alongside a family history of bowel cancer there are other risk factors such as:
- Being over the age of 50
- Type 2 diabetes
- A lifestyle lacking in exercise
- Longstanding inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis
- A history of polyps in your bowel
- A diet high in processed or red meat.