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Colon Cancer Symptoms, Detection and Treatments

We may have heard a lot of things about Cancer, there are different types of it and one of them is Colorectal Cancer. As the month of March starts the world also celebrates Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, an awareness campaign to promote Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening. CRC, tagged as the third most common cancer among Filipinos, following breast and lung cancer here in the Philippines.

Almost all of these cancers start as abnormal growths in the lining of the colon and rectum called polyps. These polyps grow slowly and take around 10 years for some polyps to develop into cancer. Though not all polyps progress to cancer, the removal of these polyps reduces the risk of developing cancer. In addition, polyps and early cancer usually do not cause complaints, like rectal bleeding, constipation, and abdominal pain that are experienced by patients in later stages of cancer.

"The Colorectal Unit at The Medical City aims to be at the forefront in Filipinos achieving to beat colorect…