Colon and rectal cancer cases have doubled in the last seven years, according to the Ministry of Health data. Health authorities call on citizens to preventive control.
IN National Cancer Institute (Incan) In 2011, 60 cases of colon cancer and 63 cases of rectal cancer and anal canal were reported. Each year, the number of new patients increases, and in 2017 it has been closed with 112 new cases of colon cancer and 126 new cases of cancer. rectal and anal canal, according to the Inca Department of Statistics, a statement of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MSPyBS) was published in detail.
Predisposing factors include family history of cancer, obesity and pure meat diet, especially sausages and pork products, explains the head of digestive endoscopy of the institution and director of the Program for Prevention of Colorectal Neoplasms, Gustavo Campos.
Point out that the most important thing to do is prevention, which involves regular consultation with your doctor. The Colective Program includes units for family health care in the central section and consists of a test that can detect occult blood in faeces.
It is free and is intended for men and women between the ages of 50 and 75 without symptoms and without the family history of colorectal cancer. The aim is to know the popula- tion with the risk of column polip, the initial phase of the tumor. From here, the colonoscopy on Ink is transmitted for polyseptic resection and to avoid cancer, Campos said.