Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, rectal cancer, or bowel cancer, is a cancer that affects the colon and the rectum. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and the third for men. Symptoms may not appear right away, but the most common symptoms include a change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea or constipation, rectal bleeding, black/tarry stools, unintended weight loss, among others. Prevention, such as regular screenings, nutrition, exercise and body weight management, are key to reducing the risk of developing colorectal cancer.