In Singapore, colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in men and the 2nd most common cancer in women. Combined it would be the most common cancer.
In Singapore, the risk of a person getting colorectal cancer during his or her lifetime is 5.6%, about 1 in 20. There are about 1500 new colorectal cancers cases diagnosed every year. If diagnosed early, there is chance for cure.
Rectal cancers account for around 30% of the total number of colorectal cancers seen here.