Bowel cancer screening campaign
We are starting a colorectal cancer screening campaign as early diagnosis is the main conditioning factor for outcomes. Approximately 850 cases are diagnosed in Mallorca every year and those diagnosed early will do better.
90% of the new cases are diagnosed in people over the age of 50 but slowly it is starting to appear in younger people.
Being over 50 years old. Remember it is spreading into younger age groups.
Having a history of polyps in the colon or rectum.
Having a family history of colorectal cancer or certain kinds of polyps.
Some hereditary illnesses such as Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), Lynch Syndrome.
Having an intestinal inflammatory illness, also known as Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's.
Having blood in stools, changes in bowel habits and stools, abdominal discomfort or pain, and/or weight loss.
DR. STOMA MEDICAL CENTER
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