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Conquer Colorectal Cancer With Understanding

Colorectal cancer colon screening

Knowledge is power! Get the facts on colorectal cancer and arm yourself with the understanding to fight back.

What is Colon Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world amongst men and second most common cancer amongst women. In Singapore, colorectal cancer is the top cancer amongst men. For ladies, colorectal cancer ranks number two after breast cancer and forms 17% of the cancer cases.

The colon is the longest part of the large intestine and the rectum is the last few inches of the large intestine before the anus. Polyps which are benign lumps may form on the inner wall of the colon and rectum. However, certain types of polyps may develop into cancer and should be removed if they are detected. This cancer is known as the cancer of the colon or rectum.

Causes, and Symptoms of Colon Cancer

The exact causes of colorectal cancer are not fully understood, but it is believed to be a result of a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Some of the risk factors associated with colorectal cancer include a family history of the disease, a history of inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, a diet high in red and processed meats, and a lack of physical activity.

Symptoms of colorectal cancer may include rectal bleeding, changes in bowel habits, abdominal pain, and unintentional weight loss. However, some people may not experience any symptoms at all in the early stages of the disease, which is why routine screening is recommended.

Types of Colon Cancer Screening

There are several screening methods available for detecting colorectal cancer, including colonoscopies, faecal occult blood tests, and stool DNA tests. Early detection is key to successful treatment and improved outcomes, which is why regular screening is so important.

Treatment options for colorectal cancer depend on the stage and location of the cancer, as well as the individual’s overall health. Surgery is often the primary treatment, but radiation therapy and chemotherapy may also be used.

Prevention of colorectal cancer can be achieved through lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and consuming a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It is also important to limit alcohol consumption and quit smoking.

In summary, colorectal cancer is a serious disease that can be prevented or treated effectively through early detection and appropriate treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms or are at an increased risk for the disease, talk to your doctor about screening options and lifestyle modifications to reduce your risk.

Alternative Colon Cancer Screening by DNA PCR (Blood Test)

Epi proColon® is a FDA, CE-marked, HSA-approved PCR blood test that detects the methylation of the promoter region of the Septin-9 tumour suppressor gene (“mSEPT9”) which is associated with colorectal cancer, and can be detected by liquid biopsy.

Just a simple blood test, it is non-invasive, no stool handling, no dietary or medication restrictions, no pre-test preparation is required, and is able to detect colorectal cancer in it’s early-stage.

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With Epi proColon®, you can be screened in no time! You also get a free blood test for your:

  • Lipid/Cardiac risk
  • Diabetic panel
  • Kidney function test
  • Bone profile
  • Liver function test

Take charge of your health and get tested today with Epi proColon® and blood test.

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