Did you know that Colorectal Cancer(also known as colon cancer and bowel cancer) is the third most common cancer worldwide, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths? In 2018 alone, 1.8 million new cases were diagnosed. While enough is written and said about how drastic changes in nutrition habits are the principle cause of this upsurge, understanding the process of the digestive system will give us insight on how colon cancer starts and takes root.
This infographic presents a lucid description of the working of the colon, its essential role in preparing food waste for elimination, symptoms and signs to watch for, and treatment protocols.
Colon Cancer 101:
Infographic by – Marciano & MacAvoy