Causes and risk factors

Potential causes of rectal cancer

The cause of rectal cancer is unknown, but your age, lifestyle and other conditions can affect your risk of developing it.

How diet can help reduce your risk of cancer

How diet can help reduce your risk of cancer

Macmillan Specialist Dietician Helen Kennedy explains how a healthy diet can reduce your risk of cancer and help if you're having treatment.

About our cancer information videos

Macmillan Specialist Dietician Helen Kennedy explains how a healthy diet can reduce your risk of cancer and help if you're having treatment.

About our cancer information videos