today March 31st celebrated on World Day Against Colon Cancer a day that reminds us of the importance of the repression of the medical discourse and whose goal is to make the population aware of the need to adopt healthy behaviors to prevent this tumor, and the great importance of its early diagnosis. Colon cancer thrives in people between the ages of 65 and 75, making it a . The greatest swelling occurred in Spain.
The exact causes of colorectal cancer are mostly unknown; however, as in other diseases, genetics play an important role in its development. Statistics show that up to 30% of patients diagnosed with colon cancer have at least one relative with a genetic disease such as Lynch syndrome. But there are some risk factor’swhat species These are among others;
–Feeding: diets high in red meat and low in fiber may increase the risk of colon cancer.
–To use tobacco: it increases the risk of developing polyps, which can be precursors to colorectal cancer.
–Leisure of the body; It is essential to lead an active physical life.
–Alcohol consumption: Alcohol acts by promoting the growth of cells in the colon mucosa, giving rise to the appearance of polyps.
The importance of early diagnosis
Colon cancer among the few cancers that can be diagnosed early; that is, before a person sees any symptoms. Although it is one of the most exposed in our history, it is also one of the most remedial. The figure is 90% according to data from the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM) and the Spanish Society of Digestive Pathology (SEPD), and this is due to early diagnosis.
To detect it, the first step is the occult blood test, which, as the name suggests, detects if there is no blood in the stool. This is easy to try and carry out when the collection is done by a person at home. Its reading and analysis is carried out by qualified health personnel, who decide whether the test is positive or not. If so, diagnosis is completed by colonoscopy.
The purpose of the screening is the detection and removal of praying octopi to prevent the development of malignant tumors. Colon cancer screening targets the population at medium risk, that is, men and women between 50 and 69 years of age with no family history. It is important for screening organizations that this simple test can save lives.