March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Campaigns are focused on the importance of prevention and treatment in the fight against colorectal cancer.
According to the Australian Government’s Institute of Health and Welfare, Colorectal Cancer was the 3rd most common cancers diagnosed in 2017.
It is estimated that 16,682 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in Australia in 2017 (9,127 males and 7,555 females).
Colonoscopy is the recommended screening test to help detect and prevent colorectal cancer.
For any concerns speak with your local GP or specialist to find out more details.
Statistics from: Australian Institute of Health & Welfare
Images from: American College of Gastroenterology