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It's time to #FaceUp2CRC. Let's create a movement & raise awareness of colorectal cancer. 

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most common type of GI cancer in Europe, with estimates of more than 300,000 new cases recorded in the EU every year. It accounts for approximately half of all gastrointestinal malignancies in Europe, and annual incidence is expected to rise 12% by 2020 across all age groups.

UEG is calling on the medical community and members of the public to unite and help raise awareness of CRC to encourage people to undertake CRC screening.  

Together, let's #FaceUp2CRC

  • CRC is the second biggest cancer killer in Europe
  • 1 European dies every 3 minutes from CRC
  • CRC is the second most common cancer in European women
  • CRC is the third most common cancer in European men
  • An estimated 215,000 people die from CRC every year
  • CRC accounts for 13% of all cancers across Europe 
  • Early detection of CRC results in a 90-95% survival rate
  • The symptoms of CRC include persistent rectal bleeding, blood in the stools, abdominal pain and bloating, loss of appetite and unexplained weight loss 
  • Young-onset CRC is more aggresive, more likely to be diagnosed at an advanced stage and more likely to be fatal than CRC diagnosed later in life

(Vienna, 15 September, 2015) Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most common type of gastrointestinal cancer in Europe, with estimates of more than 300,000 new cases recorded in the EU every year. It accounts for approximately half of all GI malignancies in Europe, and the annual incidence is predicted to rise 12% by 2020.

Although most cases of CRC are diagnosed in the over 50’s, recent findings have also suggested that the risk of young people developing CRC is increasing at an alarming rate, highlighting the need for greater CRC awareness across all age groups. With early detection resulting in a 90-95% survival rate, United European Gastroenterology (UEG) has launched the ‘#FaceUp2CRC’ campaign and is calling for medical professionals to unite and create a movement to help raise awareness of CRC, encouraging members of the public to undertake screening...

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UEG Patient Affairs
James M. Butcher
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