One in 20 Britons suffering from colon cancer (colorectal cancer). According to research, this disease is rare in people under 40 years. And, 85 percent of patients diagnosed aged 65 years and included both men and women.
As the BBC reported on Friday (22/10), bowel cancer is the most common disease and is not easily treated. Every year, more than 35,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer and about 16,000 die from the disease.
Research also shows that nine out of ten successful treatment of colon cancer is detected early. Doctors urge the public, to become more aware and alert to the symptoms of colon cancer.
Colon cancer affects the lower digestive system, colon and rectum.