Colorectal cancer is a common type of cancer among men and women in Malaysia. Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer, colon cancer or rectal cancer. Public awareness of the rising incidence of colorectal cancer is still low.
Colorectal cancer starts in the colon (large intestine) or rectum. It usually begins with normal tissues forming on the wall lining of the colon or rectum, that become polyps (pre-cancerous growth). Over time, some of these polyps can grow in size, go through cellular changes to become cancer.