Colorectal cancer is said to be a malignant tumor that arises from the inner walls of the large intestines. Various researches carried out have shown that the world over, colon and rectum cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer in women and the third leading cause of cancer in men. This is where colorectal cancer education and awareness month comes in.
Although it has been confirmed that the frequency at which colorectal cancer occurs is not static, it is mostly common in Asia, Africa and the Western world. Based on this fact, those countries that adopted the western diets are witnessing more cases of colorectal cancer.
Due to the rate at which people are suffering and in most cases, dying from this illness, it becomes necessary that awareness be created in order to minimize its occurrence and when it does occur, make it possible for early detection which increases the person’s chances of survival. For this reason, the month of March was set aside as the colorectal cancer education and awareness month the world over.