Colon cancer affects 350 people every year in Cyprus

Colon Cancer Awareness Campaign, with 350 cases each year

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The Gastroenterological Society of Cyprus, with the support of the Medochemie Pharmaceutical Company and with the support of the Pancyprian Medical Association, in the framework of the Cancer Awareness Month .

According to an announcement by the organizers, colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer worldwide, while in Cyprus it is the third most common cancer in men and women. The disease affects men and women, mainly after the age of 50, and is responsible for most deaths in Europe after lung cancer.

In a press conference, the President of the Gastroenterological Society of Cyprus, Dr. Andreas Eugeniou, stated that the Gastroenterological Society of Cyprus is always on the front lines of the battle, "giving a strong punch to the colon cancer". He stressed that the importance of prevention and early diagnosis is particularly important, "either because we can prevent cancer by finding and removing polyps, or because, if diagnosed at an early stage, the rates of complete recovery are very high." The Vice President of the Gastroenterological Society of Cyprus, Dr. Louis Loizou, added that, in addition to information and enlightenment, the general population should understand the importance of preventive examinations.

The President of the Pancyprian Medical Association, Dr. Petros Agathangelou, congratulated the Gastroenterological Society of Cyprus and Medochemie for the initiative of the information campaign, emphasizing that the PIS will continue to accompany them consistently, with prevention programs and timely, if prevention and reduction of colorectal cancer in Cyprus.

Finally, the Sales Manager of Medochemie, Nikos Christidis, stressed that prevention is preferable to treatment, calling on citizens over the age of fifty to spend a few minutes of their time and to be informed by their doctor about the examination methods. , diagnosis and treatment of this serious disease.

According to the announcement, although the causes of colon cancer are not clearly defined, it is added, the disease is related to unhealthy eating habits, while the family history, the appearance of polyps in the intestine, as well as chronic colitis play an important role. On the other hand, the most common symptoms of the disease are bleeding from the anus, anemia, iron deficiency, weight loss, decreased appetite, weakness, fever, sweating, abdominal pain, and a change in habits. intestine.

In many cases, however, colon cancer can be asymptomatic. Also, prevention is considered to be the best treatment, while the diagnosis of colon cancer can be made by radiodiagnostic methods, colonoscopy or through blood and stool tests.

Source: KYPE