Secondary Prevention Counselling

Despite the lack of high-quality evidence on secondary prevention in colorectal cancer survivors, the following counselling goals are reasonable based on lower levels of evidence and the expert opinion of the authors:

  • Maintain an ideal body weight
  • Engage in a physically active lifestyle
  • Eat a healthy diet

** There is insufficient data to make a firm recommendation regarding the role of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) in the secondary prevention of colorectal cancer.

  • ‹Regular cardiovascular exercise, preferably weight bearing
  • ‹‹Dietary counselling (refer patients)
  • ‹‹Local exercise and fitness programs aimed at colorectal cancer survivors (refer patients)