Colorectal cancer, not an old man’s disease

  • | Wednesday | 11th September, 2019

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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