38-year-old Ms. Yu usually eats barbecue and fried food. Recently, she developed abdominal pain and bloody stool for about a month. At first, she thought she had hemorrhoids, but she went to the doctor until the condition worsened. Colonoscopy and computerized tomography showed that she was suffering from stage 2 colorectal cancer.
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[Health Channel/Comprehensive Report] 38-year-old Ms. You loves to eat barbecue and fried food on weekdays. Recently, she developed abdominal pain and bloody stool for about a month. At first, she thought hemorrhoids were nothing to worry about. The second stage of colorectal cancer, fortunately, after the operation, there was no recurrence after regular follow-up, so she couldn't help saying, "I really can't ignore the discomfort in my body!"
According to the cancer registration data of the National Health Administration of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, there were 16,829 newly diagnosed cases of colorectal cancer in 2019, and colorectal cancer has ranked first in the number of cancers for nearly 15 consecutive years, with an average of 1 person suffering from colorectal cancer every 31 minutes cancer.
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Zhao Kehan, Director of the Physiological Examination Office of Lesheng Sanatorium, said that in recent years, young people often seek medical treatment due to irregular bowel movements and a small amount of blood in their stools. Many of them have no family history of polyps or colorectal cancer.
It usually takes 10-15 years for polyps to develop into cancer. If they can be detected and removed in time, they can be prevented, thereby reducing cancer mortality.
Zhao Kehan reminded that colorectal cancer is almost asymptomatic in the early stage. If there are changes in bowel movements, a small amount of blood in the stool, abdominal pain, etc., be careful. The government provides fecal occult blood tests for 50-74 years old every 2 years, and the public can make good use of it.
He also encourages early screening for those under 50 years old, or adding gastroscopy and colonoscopy to the health checkup.
Exercising more on weekdays, eating more fruits and vegetables, and eating less fried and high-calorie foods can help reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer.
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