Colorectal cancer screening to start at younger age

Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer combines both colon cancer and rectal cancer – a type of cancer that begins in the human rectum.

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What you need to know:

  • Age could be lowered further due to the notable number of fatalities aged between 45 and 49, says expert
  • Colorectal cancer is currently the third most common cancer worldwide

Up until now, screening for colorectal cancer has been targeting adults aged 50 years and above.

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