Symptoms of Colon Cancer
Most colorectal cancers do not cause any symptoms in the early stages.
When clinical symptoms occur, the tumor is often at an advanced stage.
Routine colorectal screening is recommended for all people aged 50 and older.
Screening may be recommended to begin earlier for patients with a family history of colorectal cancer or other risk factors.
ALWAYS CONSULT A DOCTOR FOR ANY MEDICAL ADVICE
The Global Colon Cancer Association (GCCA)
The Global Colon Cancer Association is the voice for the millions of colon cancer (CRC) patients worldwide.
We advocate for patient centered policy around the globe to ensure increased awareness and screening, access to quality medical treatments and help our member organizations collaborate, innovate and leverage the full potential of effectuating change. The GCCA also supports the creation of new patient advocacy groups in developing areas which have no CRC organizations. The GCCA unites all stakeholders in the battle against this disease with one unified voice.
Worldwide Colorectal Cancer Statistics
Annually, there are nearly 1.4 million new cases of colorectal cancer - and 694,000 deaths (2012).
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men.
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in women.
Almost 55% of the cases occur in more developed regions.
Mortality is lower with more deaths (52%) in the less developed regions of the world.
60% of colon cancer deaths could be prevented if people aged 50 and older were screened routinely.