Colorectal Cancer Screening

According to statistics, the five-year survival rate for early-stage digestive tract cancer after surgical treatment can reach over 95%, but the five-year survival rate for advanced digestive tract cancer is significantly lower, only around 30%. Compared to malignant tumors in other organs, digestive tract cancer is not as formidable; the key lies in early screening, early detection, and early treatment.
The majority of colorectal cancer originates from the transformation of intestinal polyps, a process that generally takes 5 to 15 years. This means that we have ample opportunities for prevention, as long as we can identify abnormalities during this process, promptly remove them, and undergo regular check-ups, we can essentially eliminate future risks.

 The Progression from Polyp to Colorectal Cancer

The following populations are advised to undergo immediate colorectal cancer screening:
- Individuals aged 40 and above, regardless of gender
- Long-term smokers or heavy drinkers
- Those with a family history of colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer
- Individuals who have undergone gallbladder removal, have a history of chronic appendicitis, or have had an appendectomy
- Individuals with a sedentary lifestyle, high-fat diet, or high-salt diet for an extended period
- Those experiencing long-term constipation, diarrhea, changes in bowel habits, unexplained abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, or unintentional weight loss
- Individuals with inflammatory bowel disease or a family history of polyposis
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