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Colorectal Cancer: Are you at Risk?

Colorectal cancer is caused by the uncontrolled growth of cells in the colon or rectum. It may take years to develop, and at the early stage, there may only be an abnormal growth of tissues known as polyps. However, these polyps can then develop into cancer if left untreated or not removed. In some cases, people with colorectal cancer have no abnormal symptoms, so they do not know that they have cancer. That’s why a check-up is important to find the polyps before they turn into cancer, especially if you are at risk. But the question is, ARE YOU AT RISK? Let us find out in this session of Stay Healthy Doctor Talk. Dr. Navara Dusitanond, a specialist for Colorectal & General Surgery, shared his expertise on this topic.

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Say Goodbye to Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids (aka piles) are quite common in adults over 20 years of age. This blog covers the symptoms, how it is diagnosed and treated as well how they can be prevented.

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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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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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Colonoscopy’s Leading Role in Cancer Prevention & Early Detection

Colon and rectal cancer, together called colorectal cancer, are the third-most prevalent cancer worldwide, and the fourth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths.

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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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Swelling and redness around the anus is treatable. Don’t be embarrassed.

An anal fistula is a red bump, sometimes with pus, that occurs around the anus and buttocks.

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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer can start in either the colon or rectum. The first stage of this cancer development involves a polyp being formed, which can become cancerous if not given proper attention.

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