The importance of a month long campaign that has started almost 20 years ago cannot be over emphasized. There must be a reason why such a spotlight has been placed on this disease – colorectal cancer.
The National Cancer Registry of Singapore has discovered the rising trend of colorectal cancer many years ago both in the elderly but also the young and had started the campaign. However, the trend continued and now colorectal cancer is the number one cancer in our country. It is estimated that almost 2000 new cases of colon cancer will be picked up in Singapore yearly! Statistically it’s about 3 out of every 100 people!