Rectal cancer to skyrocket Down Under, experts warn

Expect an almost 60% increase in mortality by 2035, according to WHO data

The number of Australians dying from rectal cancer is set to increase substantially over the next few decades, researchers warn.


Forecasting an almost 60% increase in mortality, the data from the WHO suggests Australia is likely to see the second-highest increase globally by 2035, behind Costa Rica.

The US, Ireland and Canada are predicted to see increases of between 24% and 28%.

The forecast modelling suggests a global rise in colorectal cancer deaths due to ageing and population growth, with deaths set to increase by 60% for colon cancer and