Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Medicine, Laboratory & Treatment(Healthcare & Medicine)
Filter PR by
  
Colon Cancer Screening Important in Catching the Disease in the Early Stages
 

Colon Cancer is a Preventable Disease Yet it Remains One of the Most Common Forms of Cancer in the UAE

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. March 13  2019:  Even though cases of colon cancer are on the decline due to increased community awareness and screening using sophisticated technologies, it is still the most common cancer among men in the UAE. 

Physicians in the UAE recommend that people should start regularly screening for colon cancer at the age of 40. This advice is for those who do not have a family history of colon cancer, and who have no symptoms. Screening should commence 10 years earlier if there is a family history of the disease, and regular screenings are important because symptoms of colon cancer do not usually appear until the disease has reached an advanced stage.

Dr. Matthew Kroh, Chair of the Digestive Diseases Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, stressed: “Colon cancer awareness is an important priority at the Institute. The disease can be effectively prevented with regular screening and prompt medical intervention. Both men and women should take this advice seriously once they reach the age of 40. In addition, we should all eat a well-balanced diet and be physically active to help lower the risk of colon cancer.”

Screening is usually covered by health insurance and is an important part of the normal annual check-up. It typically entails a colonoscopy to look for polyps which are small, slow developing growths in the lining of the large bowel. Not all polyps turn into cancer but removing a polyp before it becomes large can prevent potential progression to cancer.

Technological advances mean that a colonoscope, a long, thin, flexible instrument with a light and camera, can be inserted into the body so that the physician can view the colon on a screen and clearly observe any abnormalities. The procedure, which takes about half an hour, is carried out in the outpatient clinic and is painless. If the physician identifies a polyp, that same instrument can immediately remove the growth, eliminating the need for an additional procedure.  

On the subject of the procedure, Dr. Kroh emphasized: “We have male and female doctors who carry out these examinations every day. Nobody should feel embarrassed or nervous because the technological developments over the years mean that this procedure is simple, painless, efficient, and effective in preventing colon cancer.”  

The latest data published by the Department of Health & Prevention show that colorectal cancer is the most common form of cancer among men in the UAE. It is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer in women and across genders. 


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 2776 times
PR Category : Healthcare & Medicine
Posted on : Wednesday, March 13, 2019  11:53:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Aster Hospitals Launches Awareness Campaign to Prevent Onset...
Next Story : A New Manufacturing Approach to Optical Transceivers
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Childrenswear That Speaks With a Conscience [9754-Views]
Versace – Spring/Summer 2019 Collection [9486-Views]
Dubai Jewellers Come Together to Celebrate UAE Mothers [8802-Views]
Put your best skin forward for Spring/Summer 19' with Kocostar's Camouflage range [8467-Views]
The Amphis Ritual [7375-Views]
Bentley Centenary Watch Celebrates a Proud Partnership [6826-Views]
GROHE Shapes the Future of Water with a record number of innovations at ISH 2019 [6521-Views]
The Perfect Gift for Mother's Day [6448-Views]
UL and Saudi Telecom Company announce plans to establish a Center of Excellence in Saudi A... [6399-Views]
Pomsies launch six new Fabulous Friends! [6137-Views]
Al-Futtaim Toyota and UAE Government Authorities confiscate 453,456 counterfeit car parts ... [6027-Views]
Now United to Perform at World Games' Opening Ceremony Pre-Show [5905-Views]
Time to Honour Our Moms with the Best from HONOR: Mother's Day Gift Guide [5807-Views]
Salvatore Ferragamo Timepieces - Spring/Summer 2019 Collection [5514-Views]
Salvatore Ferragamo Timepieces – Spring/Summer 2019 Collection [5490-Views]
Malabar Gold & Diamonds awarded by ‘The Health Education and Promotion Department, Ministr... [5380-Views]
Tonda 1950 Stone-set range [5368-Views]
Trade-in Your Old Device for a brand new Galaxy S10 [5203-Views]
Get Kylie Minogue's Youthful Complexation with The Organic Pharmacy's Rose Diamond Cream [5100-Views]
New in this month at Home and Soul Dubai [4959-Views]
The Balmain Haute Elegance Oval mirrors the brand's soul [4691-Views]
Go on, catch the summer moments [4685-Views]
Celebrate Mother's Day with the perfect gift from Sawalef Perfumes [4599-Views]
World's most expensive perfume ‘SHUMUKH' launched at The Dubai Mall as an exquisite tribut... [4587-Views]
Dubai Modest Fashion Week Celebrates a Successful Return for 2019 [4575-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories