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Colorectal cancer screening makes it possible to detect 206 tumors in 2020 in Navarre

Colorectal cancer screening makes it possible to detect 206 tumors by 2020 in NavarraUnai Beroiz

The participation of the fourth round of the first detection of the Foral Community of the development of colorectal cancer has risen to 76.41%, and now – according to the provisional in the section of the First Detection of the Institute of Public and Labor of Navarra- it has done. detection of 206 invasive cancers by 2020

Specifically, in the fourth round of this screening, which was carried out over three years, for two purposes, because the effect of the covid 19 pandemic was omitted during the year, 162,956 people who were born between January 1, 1950. and on December 31, 1971, of which 76.41% responded. A large participation that resulted in the detection of “206 curved cancers”, and in addition, polyps were found and removed in 3,475 people during diagnostic colonoscopies, of which 842 (24%) corresponded to high-risk adenomas, reports the section. leader, Maria Ederra Sanz, on the occasion of the world today against colon cancer, which is celebrated today.

Four laps, given

The colorectal cancer detection program was launched in early 2014, with the aim of early detection of tumors to improve their prognosis. Thus, in these nine years of operation, a total of 953 invasive tumors were diagnosed due to a “good” public response.

Ruth Vera, head of the Medical Oncology Department of the Hospital: “Colorectal cancer is increasing in the population under 50 years of age.”

That welcome, in Ederra’s words, corresponds to “the work and dedication of all the doctors who are involved in all levels of care, and of course also the confidence it generates in people”. In fact, the artist points out that Navarre has the highest participation in the public program of the people and, moreover, “surrounding all around”.

Thus, in the first rounds, which took place between January 2014 and December 2015, 71,278 people between the ages of 50 and 69 were invited. Participation was 67.6% and 230 invasive cancers were diagnosed.

The second round, in which the program was extended to 100% of the target population, took place in 2016 and 2017, inviting 150,978 citizens, of which 107,849 responded – 72.54%. In this way they detected 320 tumors (228 in men and 92 in women) and 65% in gradually progressed (I and II).

In the third round, between 2018 and 2019, the participation went up to 75.62%. The test was performed on 122,556 people, 164,865 of whom were invited, and 197 invasive cancers were located (126 in men and 71 in women). 68.02% tumors were in initial stages.

Finally, the fourth round started in January 2020. However, since the state of terror was declared in March of that year, the project was paralyzed until March of the following year. Since then, “it’s been working as usual,” says Ederra.


  • The importance of early detection. Ruth Vera, head of Medical Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Navarra, emphasizes the importance of early detection, because “we know that the smaller the tumor and the smaller the stage, the better the survival.” So he explains that “if they operate in stage I or II colon cancer, the survival rate can be 90% and at best in stage III, it is 60%.”
  • How we can prevent colorectal cancer. When asked how we can prevent colorectal cancer, Dr. Vera points out “especially with food and lifestyle measures. The serious problem we have is some great pain, which is often associated with cellular and disease diets”. It’s not something that can be changed at 70 years of age, but it has to be worked on. since childhood, and knowing that it has a protective effect. Avoid large consumption of processed foods, red foods; tobacco, because it is associated with all types of cancer and is a major problem, and exercising”.
  • 5% hereditary. Between 5% and 7% of these tumors are hereditary, as oncologist Ruth Vera points out.
  • Average age of patients: 68 years. The mean age of new patients seen at one colorectal cancer hospital was 68 years.
  • 91% know by screening. 91.2% of Navarrese are aware of the early detection of colorectal cancer, according to an extension from the Spanish Association against Cancer, which has promoted your donkey to the campaign to invite the population to adopt a healthy lifestyle and participate in screening tests. The ACC highlights that of the 4,099 new cases of cancer detected last year in Navarre, 591 were of the colon, the most common tumor.
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