Out of all the different types of cancer, colorectal cancer is the most common in Singapore. In fact, it’s the most common type of cancer in men and the second most common in women. The death rates are also telling: according to National University Cancer Institute Singapore, it results in more than 1,865 case each year.
But the thing is, bowel cancer, as it is otherwise known, is very much preventable. Dr Tan Wah Siew, a colorectal and general surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospital tells us more about this condition and the things we can do to reduce our odds of contracting it.