Health Days 2024

Colorectal cancer awareness month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is the month of March. Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the world. Awareness of this cancer is very important, especially early screening for risk factors, as it protects the person from serious health problems.

  • Supporting early detection of colorectal cancer.
  • Raising awareness about risk factors for colorectal cancer.
  • Supporting people recovering from colorectal cancer and their families.

  • Colorectal cancer usually affects adults.
  • Doctors advise people with risk factors to begin screening for colorectal cancer at age 45.
  • Colorectal cancer is considered the second most common type of cancer for women globally.
  • Colorectal cancer is the most common type of cancer and also one of the most fatal types in Saudi Arabia.

Official Date:
  • Globally: March 1st to March 31st, 2024 
  • Locally: Shaaban 20th to Ramadan 21st, 1445H

  • Mayo Clinic - Diseases and Conditions - Colorectal Cancer
  • International center for research on cancer - Saudi cases rates 2020
  • International center for research on cancer - Estimated number of cases World,


Last Update : 31 January 2024 11:28 AM
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