By Express News ServiceCHENNAI: Cancer that affects the large intestine (colon) and rectum (back passage) is called colorectal cancer.
Although compared to the western world we have a lower incidence of colorectal cancer, our patients report late with advanced disease.
The most common symptom of colorectal cancer is a change in bowel habits.
Risk factorsFamily history: Kith and kin of a person with a history of colorectal cancer are more likely to develop the disease.
PreventionHaving a healthy, high fibre diet, doing regular exercise and having regular screening for cancer can keep you away from colorectal cancer.
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