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.
- 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
- 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
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In this test, a very thin, hollow needle is attached to a syringe to withdraw a small amount of tissue from a suspicious area.
The test is used to find blood in the feces, or stool, which can be an early sign of cancer.
This test is now available at the National Cancer Society Malaysia’s clinic with results provided immediately to patients.
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 email@example.com
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