El Mercurio de Chile On Line | Colorectal Cancer On The Increase In Barbados

  The Barbados National Registry (BNR) says colorectal cancer and other preventable cancers are on the rise in the country.   BNR said cancer of the colon and rectum, often grouped as colorectal cancer, is the third leading type of cancer globally and continues to be the case in Barbados as well.    Additionally, it is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths.   It said the number of cases diagnosed locally rose from 124 in 2008 to 163 in 2015 and that there were 66 deaths from this type of cancer in 2008 and 98 deaths recorded in 2015.