Colorectal cancer is the number one cancer among men and the second most common cancer among women in Singapore. When detected early, colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers.
Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon
(the main part of the large intestine) and the rectum (the passageway connecting the colon to the anus). In most people, colorectal cancer develops slowly over several years.
Before cancer forms, a growth of tissue or a tumour usually begins as a
non-cancerouspolyp on the inner lining of the colon or rectum. A polyp is a benign growth, and some may develop into cancer over time.
As colorectal cancer normally develops over time, you can prevent the risk of cancer development through
regular screening. The best time to screen is when you still feel fine!
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