This March, European Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we’re answering the questions that really matter.
Eight out of 100 Europeans have a chance of developing colorectal cancer in their lifetime. That’s one audience member for every sold-out show in a typical theatre.
Indeed, you probably know someone affected by colorectal cancer, which is Europe’s second and third most common cancer in women and men, respectively. Sadly, colorectal cancer accounts for more than 12% of all cancer-related deaths in Europe. In 2020 this brought the loss of over 240.000 people’s lives, not to mention the devastating effects on families and loved ones.
The good news is that colorectal cancer is preventable in many cases and highly treatable if diagnosed in its early stages. Better still, colorectal cancer can often be prevented entirely, by following a healthy lifestyle… so you can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer by making decisions that will have countless other benefits to your wellbeing.
Once fifty and over you need to get tested regularly for colorectal cancer – talk to your doctor about how.
If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, or are showing the signs and symptoms, you shouldn’t wait to get tested. Talk to your doctor today.