More than 90% of patients are cured from bowel cancer when it is spotted at the earliest stage, but unfortunately less than 10% of patients with bowel cancer are diagnosed at this stage. See the section on screening for information on how to detect cancer early.
Cancer survival has increased dramatically over the last 30 years due to better diagnosis, better drugs, more advanced treatments, and early detection of cancer.
Cancer incidence in India is rising at an alarming rate and prevention is better than cure. See the section on prevention to reduce your risk of getting cancer.
A lot of cancers are curable, and those that are not can be controlled. Living with cancer these days is like living with other medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease.