Monday, March 10, 2014

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Dr Georgia Demetriou - an oncology specialist at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre joined us on the line. We were talking about Colorectal Cancer as this month marks Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is said to be the third most common cancer and cause of cancer-related death worldwide, and is the fourth top cancer amongst both men and women in South Africa. Despite this high statistic, very few people have heard about colorectal cancer or know much about it. Dr Demetriou explained more. Be Cancer Aware aims to change the lack of awareness by paying special attention to the disease during these months. For more information go to

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