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Colorectal Cancer — A Silent Disease with Inherited Risks

Colorectal cancer ranks among the most common cancers worldwide, with a significant number of diagnoses annually. While many cases stem from environmental factors and personal lifestyles, approximately 5-10% of patients inherit the disease genetically.

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Colorectal Cancer — A Concern for Those Under Age 50

The passing of actor Chadwick Boseman — renowned for his role as the Black Panther — from colon cancer at the age of 43 has brought heightened awareness to the risk of this disease among individuals under 50.

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Experience a Cutting-Edge Approach to Colon Cancer Treatment Without Surgery

Meet Mr. Nattapong Sukhavisidh, a 77-year-old Thai gentleman who, regrettably, missed his routine health check-ups for a decade. When it was finally time to recommence his health assessments, his healthcare provider wisely recommended a colonoscopy, given his age and the importance of colorectal cancer screening. During this examination, several small colon polyps were identified.

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A new American standard for screening colonoscopy

According to the World Health Organization's data in 2020, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer after breast cancer and lung cancer, and is ranked second in cancer-related deaths after lung cancer.

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Surgeries are not made all equal. Differences in colon cancer surgeries

If colon cancer surgery is required, there are a few options, but what are the pros and cons?

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The role of your intestinal system

Everyone talks about the health of the heart, lung and brain. The intestinal tract is just as crucial and no less important for health.

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What your stool tells about your gut health

Bowel movements can be a good indicator of your gut health and indication of illness if there is a change in bowel habits.

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Did you explore all your options? A second opinion might be a good idea

Any medical procedure requires consideration and deliberation. Explore all options, and weigh pros and cons to ultimately find the best course of action for your treatment.

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Getting to the bottom of your lower intestines… genetically. Nipping bowel cancer in the bud with genetic screening

Diagnoses of colorectal cancer for under-50s have increased two-fold in the past three decades, leading to the current recommendation of starting colorectal cancer screening as young as 45. Besides the tried and tested screening method that is the colonoscopy, you can go a step further with preventive medicine and get genetic screening to learn about your genetic risk factors in advance.

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