written by ht brand studio
Mar 02, 2020 10:26 IST

All you need to know about colorectal cancer

Rapid urbanisation and rising incomes are all signs of progress. However, the same has brought along a host of lifestyle diseases, including cancer. Counted among the sixth most common cancers diagnosed in India is colorectal cancer.

As the name suggests, the cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are often grouped together because they have many features in common.

Most colorectal cancers begin as a growth, called polyps, on the inner lining of the colon or rectum.