Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the developed world â€“ but mortality has decreased by 30% in the past 20 years
Be aware of early warning signs (blood in stool, frequent/loose stools, abdominal pain/bloating after eating, or weight loss) and see your GP if you are concerned. But donâ€™t panic. Colorectal (bowel) cancer is the third leading cause of deaths from cancer in the developed world, but only 5.4% of us will develop it. The good news is that colorectal cancer deaths have decreased by 30% in the past 20 years â€“ partly because of screening, earlier detection and better treatment.
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