Colon cancer: “A catastrophe for families” in Egypt

CAIRO, 31 May 2013 (IRIN) – Colon cancer in Egypt is more deadly and destructive than elsewhere, yet less understood.

A new study adds to a small body of research, through which a picture is emerging: colorectal cancer, commonly known as colon cancer, strikes younger people in Egypt far more frequently than it does in Europe or the US, making it much more lethal and socially destructive.