Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is the most common cancer in West Malaysia among men and the third most common among women (National Cancer Registry Report 2003-2005). Chinese has the highest reported cases in Malaysia (Malaysian Oncological Society).
Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or rectum (large intestine) which is part of our digestive tract.
Most colorectal cancers begin as a growth called polyp.
Colonoscopy is one of the most sensitive tests available which allows a doctor to look at the inner lining of the large intestine. It is usually done under sedation as part of health screening. With regular screening, most polyps can be found and removed before they could turn into cancer.