- Colorectal cancer is the cancer of large bowel (colon) and rectum.
- Most colorectal cancers develop with growths called polyps.
- These polyps are noncancerous growths and usually harmless, however they can become cancerous if left undetected.
- Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in men and 2nd most common cancer in women worldwide. It is also the 10th most common cancer in India.