The Aquino family has announced that the former President was found to have colon cancer on her check up. The former President decided to submit herself on check-up when she started to suffer from high blood pressure and difficulty of breathing followed by fever and starts to lose her appetite and at the same time noticing her weight loss.
Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or large bowel cancer, includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. It is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the Western world. Colorectal cancer causes 655,000 deaths worldwide per year. Many colorectal cancers are thought to arise from adenomatous polyps in the colon. These mushroom-like growths are usually benign, but some may develop into cancer over time. The majority of the time, the diagnosis of localized colon cancer is through colonoscopy. Therapy is usually through surgery, which in many cases is followed by chemotherapy.
Let us all pray for the recovery of the former President whatever our political party is. Let us acknowledge her contributions to our history. She had been an inspiration to all of us for fighting the dictatorship of the Marcos regime. May she recover from her illness however hard it may be.