Facts and numbers 

Colorectal Cancer 

  • It can appear in men or women
  • Incidence and mortality numbers are higher in men 
  • Usually develops after the age of 50
  • The number of diagnosed colorectal cancer cases has steadily increased in the last 30 years 
  • Disease can be asymptomatic (no signs) initially: first stages of colorectal cancer can show no symptoms, thus the need for regular surveillance
  • In most people, colorectal cancer develops slowly, through many years
  • Colorectal cancer causes remain unclear, but there are known risk factors linked with lifestyle, such as bad diet and lack of exercise
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Know… side effects leaflets for colorectal cancer treatment. Learn how to cross this period with more tranquility. (see)
Know… the interactive "familial history", allows the construction of a graphic with the history of colorectal cancer in your family. (see)
Know… how hereditary cancers are usually transmitted, and what are the implications of having a genetic change (mutation) in the body (see)
Know… what is a polyp? How to avoid colorectal cancer? What differences distinguish the various types of tumors? (see)
Know… what you know about familial colorectal cancer: complete our 7-question "expert " quiz. (see)
Know… more about sporadic colorectal cancer, and test your knowledge using our 7-question quiz. (see)