Colorectal cancer is one of the 5 most common cancers in the world. In men, colorectal cancer is more common after lung cancer and prostate cancer. In women, colorectal cancer is second only to breast cancer. Therefore, regular colorectal cancer screening is a necessary job to ensure the health of each of us.
What is colorectal cancer?
The colorectal belongs to the lower part of the digestive tract, also known as the lower digestive tract. The colon consists of the cecum, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, and ma chained colon (sigma colon), the part of the colon adjacent to the liver is called the hepatic corner colon, the colon part adjacent to the spleen called the spleen colon.
Colorectal cancer often has no symptoms. When symptoms do occur they may include blood in or on the stool, change in bowel habits, stools that are narrower than usual, general stomach discomfort (bloating, fullness, and/or cramps), vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, or feeling that the bowel does not empty completely, frequent gas pains, weight loss for no apparent reason, rectal bleeding and constant tiredness.
Colorectal cancer screening can detect polyps and early cancers in the large intestine. This type of screening can find problems that can be treated before cancer develops or spreads. Regular screenings may reduce the risk for death and complications caused by colorectal cancer. City International Hospital is implementing the Screening and Early Detection Package for stomach and colorectal cancer, performed by a team of leading medical doctors with experience in the field of colorectal cancer diagnosis and treatment. colon, with the support of a system of modern technology equipment, full of professional facilities to diagnose, identify and pre-treat diseases such as endoscopy, CT scan, PET-CT scan, MRI, mammogram, histopathological diagnosis, genetic tests - cells, ... help early detection of colon cancer even when there are no symptoms.
How important is colorectal cancer screening?
Due to the prevalence and high mortality rate, early colorectal cancer screening will be of great help to patients as well as play a vital role in saving patients' lives. Colorectal cancer when detected and treated early will give very good results. The 5-year survival rate of patients is very high: over 90%, of which many patients have a longer life span of more than 10 years.
If the patient is diagnosed and treated for colorectal cancer at an advanced stage, the cancer has spread, the 5-year survival rate of the patient drops to only 10%. Therefore, the problem of colorectal cancer screening and early diagnosis is very meaningful for patients, families and society.
GI surgeon team performing a endoscopic surgery
Methods of Screening for colorectal cancer
The development of science and technology has promoted the development of medicine, the techniques used to screen for colorectal cancer at an early stage are increasingly being improved. Screening for colorectal cancer at an early stage is done by screening tests, divided into two main groups: stool tests and tests of morphological structure of colorectal.
- Testing for red blood cells, detecting blood in stool
- Testing at the molecular level (DNA analysis).
Tests on structural morphology
Including 2 technical groups:
- Endoscopic technique:
- Endoscopy of soft tube
- Wireless endoscopy (capsule endoscopy)
- Technical image diagnostic group:
- X-ray with contrast medicine (dual contrast technique)
- Computerized tomography of the colon
- Magnetic resonance imaging.
For the current testing techniques, each type of test has its own advantages, disadvantages and limitations, if only a single technique is used, even if the technique is complete and a qualified physician In advanced subjects, there is a certain percentage of colorectal cancer omissions, especially early stage cancers. Therefore, when performing colorectal cancer screening, the physician recommends combining multiple subclinical and diagnostic methods together.
Studies show that Colorectal cancer screening can detect polyps and early cancers.
When should I get colorectal cancer screening?
According to recommendations from the American Cancer Society: people over the age of 30, including men and women, especially family members with relatives with colorectal cancer, should have a colonoscopy every 5 years, if detected polyps colon should be removed to prevent cancer.
In addition, every year, we should have a stool test to look for red blood cells in the stool (by taking 2 stool samples at 2 times and sending to the hospital). If a positive test shows that there are microscopic red blood cells in the stool (a type of red blood cell that the naked eye cannot see), a colonoscopy should be performed immediately as this may be a symptom of early colon cancer.
Where should I get colorectal cancer screening?
Screening for colorectal cancer should be conducted at reputable facilities, ensuring both expertise and equipment, to ensure the screening is conducted safely and accurately.
City International Hospital is implementing the Screening and Early Detection Package for stomach and colorectal cancer, performed by a team of leading medical doctors with experience in the field of colorectal cancer diagnosis and treatment. colon, with the support of a system of modern technology equipment, full of professional facilities to diagnose, identify and pre-treat diseases such as endoscopy, CT scan, PET-CT scan, MRI, mammogram, histopathological diagnosis, genetic tests - cells, ... help early detection of colon cancer even when there are no symptoms.
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CITY GASTROINTESTINAL CANCER SCREENING (BASIC AND STANDARD)
(Colorectal cancer and Stomach cancer screening)
|Screening Tests||Standard Package||Basic Package|
|Initiative Specialist consultation - Gastroenterology||1||1|
|Complete Blood Count||1|
|Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy under sedation||1|
|H.pylori IgG (quantitative)||1|
|H.pylori IgM (quantitative)||1|
|FOB (Faecal Occult Blood)||3|
Package Price (VND)
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