Most colorectal cancers start as a growth on the inner lining of the colon or rectum. These growths are called polyps. Some types of polyps can change into cancer over a few years. The chance of a polyp turning into cancer depends on the type of polyp.
Survival rates for colorectal cancer can vary based on several factors, particularly the stage. The survival rate of people with localized stage colorectal cancer can be as high as 90%.
When colorectal cancer is found early it can be cured.
Adenocarcinomas of the colon and rectum make up 95% of all colorectal cancer cases. They typically start as a growth of tissue called a polyp (adenoma) which can be removed during a routine colonoscopy before they develop into cancer.
Low-fiber, high-fat diet could increase the chances of developing colorectal cancers.
- Eat a healthy high-fiber diet
- No smoking
- Exercise regularly
- Maintain a healthy weight