Program for Early Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer
At iTAcC we personalize oncological treatment by integrating all the resources that science allows us
Colorectal cancer is the third most common among tumors that affect men and the second among those affecting women. The disease mainly develops from the age 50. The disease has a familial determinant in 15% of the cases and inherited genetic predisposition in other cases.
Program for early detection
Specialists involved Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, General Surgery, Genetics, Medical and Radiation Oncology work closely together in the Program for Early Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer in order to diagnose or rule out the presence of a colorectal cancer. The entire treatment protocol is activated simultaneously with the coordination of the committee of specialists in colorectal cancer.
The screening program includes:
- Lab tests
- Molecular and genetic studies specifically aimed at the identification of colorectal cancer or the predisposition for it.
- Endoscopic and radiological studies.
- All positive cases are evaluated by the colorectal cancer committee at iTAcC.
A genetic study is one of the most important points in the Program for the Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer. It is used in order to identify persons with an elevated risk, permit an early diagnosis and to act more effectively in the treatment of this type of cancer through a specific program of surveillance.