Colon and rectum cancer

Introduction

Introduction

Colorectal cancer is the most common gastrointestinal malignancy. It most often develops in the colon (about 70% of cases) and less frequently in the rectum (30%).

It is a cancer that can be prevented and cured in a high percentage of cases when diagnosed early on. In most patients this type of tumor begins to develop from a polyp that, although initially it is a benign lesion, some subtypes can become cancerous.

iTAcC’s medical team has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal tumors, as well as prevention and genetic counseling in hereditary forms of the disease like familial adenomatous polyposis, Lynch syndrome (hereditary non-polyposis) and Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.

ABC newspaper (article)

The removal of precancerous lesions (polyps) has greater impact because it may development into a tumor over the years. Early detection and removal of precancerous lesions is extremely useful.  We recommend performing a colonoscopy in adults over age 50, especially those who have relatives or immediate family who have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Other tests with lower diagnostic or preventive capacity can also be performed such as the fecal occult blood test or virtual colonoscopy.