What is colorectal cancer?
This is among the most common forms of cancer. It affects the colon and the rectum, two organs in the lower region of the digestive system that function similarly, which is why they are grouped together. The colon retains waste and collects water and food, whereas the rectum excretes bodily waste.
Usually, if you find out about the cancer early enough, it can be treated, and the chances of recovery are pretty high. On the other hand, this type of cancer can be sneaky and spread really fast, leading to metastasis. At this stage, the cancer has spread to other organs. The most common ones are the liver, lungs, brain, and distant lymph nodes.