Know About Colorectal Cancer in Singapore?

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Posted by pilestreatment from the Health category at 06 Feb 2023 04:35:06 am.
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1. Why do I need to know about colorectal cancer?

Colorectal cancer is cancer that begins in the large intestine (colon) or rectum. It mainly affects people over the age of 50.

According to the Singapore Cancer Registry, about 1,500 patients are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. About 650 patients die from it every year.

colorectal cancer Clinic in Singapore Co is:

• #1 most common cancer in men (about 1 in 6 men with cancer)
• The second leading cause of cancer death among men.
Second most common cancer in women (1 in 7 women with cancer)
• The third leading cause of cancer death among women.

Therefore, when male and female cancers are combined, it is the most common type of cancer.

2. What causes colorectal cancer and who is at risk?

In most cases, colorectal cancer begins as benign polyps on the inner wall of the colon or rectum that become malignant tumors within 5 to 10 years. Your risk of developing colorectal cancer increases if you:

• Having a family history of colorectal cancer
• You are over the age of 50

• Presence of polyps in the colon or rectum (most are benign, but some can become cancerous)

• Bad lifestyle. (Stop smoking or eat a diet low in fat, red meat, processed meat, and fruits and vegetables.)
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