THE RISE IN THE NUMBER OF COLORECTAL CANCER CASES IN NIGERIA
The slogan of Y2023 World Cancer Day is “Never ignore or normalise changes in the functions of your digestive tract(throat,tummy, bowel and anus)”
Why do patients present late?
Patients present late because most people attribute these manifestations (symptoms) to non-cancerous conditions like pile or “jedi jedi” in local parlance or ulcer. Others would attribute these manifestations to aging or menopause. In a nutshell these manifestations are either played down, normalised, or ignored outrightly.Read more
What are COLORECTAL CANCER reg flags ?
❖ Blood in stool or passing blood from the anus.
❖ Changes in bowel habit- This could be changes in the number of times (frequency), colour, shape (pellets or narrowing of stool), or consistency (thickness).Read more..