In a medical symposium recently held at the The Medical City Ortigas, it was revealed that Colon Cancer overtakes Liver Cancer as the Top 3 common cancer in the Philippines. Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer are still the #1 and #2 respectively. Cancer of the Cervix Uteri is #5.
The event is part of the celebration of colorectal cancer awareness month in the Philippines and the said symposium is entitled "Advances in the Screening and Management of Colorectal Cancer" held at the Augusto Barcelon auditorium in the premiere health institution The Medical City (TMC) in Pasig City. Organized by the TMC Cancer Center, the Colorectal Clinic, and the Center for Patient Partnership. The symposium was graced by Department of Health Assistant Secretary Dr. Enrique Tayag as guest of honor.