Colon and Rectal Cancer

Prevention and early diagnosis are fundamental for colon and rectal cancer

Colon and rectal cancers are currently among the most frequent cancers in both men and women.

Although the exact reason for colorectal (colon and rectal) cancer is unknown, there are currently preventive methods, as well as a treatment that is curative in most cases.

The colonoscopy is the fundamental procedure for diagnosing and treating the majority of the pre-malignant lesions of the colon.

Colon cancer or colorectal cancer (CRC) is an important public health problem due to its high frequency and death rate.

In developed countries it is the second most frequent kind of cancer after lung cancer in men and breast cancer in women, occupying first place when both sexes are considered together.

Curing colon cancer fundamentally depends on the state at which it is diagnosed. If detected in its initial stages, a complete cure is achieved in most cases; but when it is diagnosed in the advanced stages, only a small percentage of patients survive beyond 5 years.

This is why preventive measures and early diagnosis are fundamental for reducing the risk of developing colon cáncer.

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