Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the cancer of the colon or rectum located at the lower end of the digestive tract. It is also known as bowel, colon or rectal cancer and is the third most common cancer globally, accounting for nearly 1.4 million new cases and 694,000 deaths per year. Although, colorectal cancers are not talked about widely, they are increasing at a rapid rate and early detection is the key to survival. While the prevalence of this disease was predominantly in the western countries earlier, it has been increasing exponentially in India. Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers and a healthy lifestyle alongside regular screening can safeguard against the disease significantly.