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Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer screening

Colorectal cancer is the most common cancer in males and the second most common cancer in females. Colorectal cancer can often be prevented through regular screening, which detects polyps before they become cancerous. People at the age of 50 with an average risk should go for screening.

Always check with your doctor for your risk of colorectal cancer and recommended screening frequency.

What is Colorectal cancer?

Also known as bowel cancer and colon cancer, colorectal cancer occurs in the colon or rectum. The colon and the rectum are parts of the large intestine, which is the lower part of the body’s digestive system.

During digestion, food moves through the stomach and small intestine into the colon. The colon then absorbs water from the food you eat and passes waste out of the body as stool.

Risk factors

  • Having family members with colorectal cancer
  • Diet high in red and processed meat
  • Diet low in fibre, fruits and vegetables
  • Having an inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis
  • Lifestyle factors such as being physically inactive, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and being overweight

Symptoms

  • Blood in your stools or bleeding from rectum
  • Change in bowel habits such as diarrhoea, over several weeks
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Persistent pain in the stomach
  • A feeling that your bowel does not completely empty after using the toilet
  • Pain in the rectum
  • Fatigue and anaemia

3D Mammogram (for women aged 40 and above)

A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast that looks for changes that may be signs of breast cancer. We recommend women aged 40 and above to take a mammogram.

3D Mammogram with pap smearRM250
3D Mammogram with ultrasoundRM370

Ultrasound

An ultrasound helps doctors look at some breast changes, such as lumps (especially those that can be felt) or changes in women with dense breast tissue. We recommend women below 40 take an ultrasound unless for women who has done their mammograms and has suspicious lump detected.

Ultrasound with clinical breast examinationRM150

Breast biopsy

When other tests show that you might have breast cancer, you will probably need to have a biopsy. Needing a breast biopsy doesn’t necessarily mean you have cancer. During a biopsy, a doctor will remove cells from the suspicious area so that they can be looked at in the lab to see if cancer cells are present.

There are different kinds of breast biopsies. Ask the doctor which type of biopsy you will have and what you can expect during and after the procedure.

Breast biopsy (FNAC)

In this test, a very thin, hollow needle is attached to a syringe to withdraw a small amount of tissue from a suspicious area.

RM600
Breast biopsyRM800
On-site Fecal occult blood test (FOBT)

The test is used to find blood in the feces, or stool, which can be an early sign of cancer.

FOBTRM20

 

This test is now available at the National Cancer Society Malaysia’s clinic with results provided immediately to patients.

Free community screenings

Cancer care reaches beyond the confines of our centres. We work closely together with other associations and corporate partners for us to provide free screenings to the underprivileged communities under our Free Community Outreach Programme.

To find out more about the programme, email us at contact@cancer.org.my

Terms and conditions apply.

We operate from Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Sunday (Open for group bookings with confirmed appointment)

To make an appointment,
+603 2698 7351 | chsc@cancer.org.my

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