Thai people die from ‘Rectal Cancer’ at an average of 15 cases a day, 5,476 cases a year

March every year This is the month the world joins the campaign against danger. “Cancer of the colon and rectum” The National Cancer Institute, Department of Medicine, recommends that colon and rectal cancer are the most common cancers among Thai people. Invite people to be aware of disease prevention.

Dr said. Weerawut Imsamran, Deputy Director General of the Department of Medical Services present colon and rectal cancer In Thailand, it is the 3rd most common in males and the 2nd in females. Based on statistics from the National Cancer Institute. What is worrying is that the incidence of the disease tends to continue to increase. Every day, an average of 15 patients a day die from this terrible disease, 5,476 a year, and there are 44 new patients a day, 15,939 per year.

However, colorectal cancer There are different causes of the disease. But one of the important factors today is the diet. Especially red meat foods, including processed beef, pork. or cook over high heat for a long time, like Grill until charred and get high, eat less fiber drink alcohol smoke

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in addition “Cancer of the colon and rectum” It also occurs in people who are at risk of having a family history of colon and rectal cancer. People who have previously had an adenoma from colon polyps or treatmentchronic inflammatory bowel disease

Dr Hathaiwan Muangtad, specialist in stomach and liver cancer surgery National Cancer Institute added that In general, there are more cases of colon cancer and rectal cancer among those aged 50 and over. Therefore, screening for this type of cancer at an age Therefore, it can prevent or help detect cancer early

Currently, screening by the FTI Faecal Immunochemical Test is a convenient method. Easy and safe People aged 50-70 can pick up equipment and sample reagents at participating hospitals. to come and collect the stool yourself at home Then send it to the staff for analysis Results In case of abnormal results, the patient will be diagnosed. Followed by an additional colonoscopy. In groups with abnormal symptoms such as various excretory system such as constipation and diarrhea. Blood in the stool, loss of appetite, weight loss is permanently pale You should seek advice from a doctor for further diagnosis.

treatmentcolon and rectal cancer Divide the treatment according to the stage of disease progression.

  • Early patient group

It can be treated by gastrointestinal endoscopy with a single vertical incision of the tumor The patient has no surgical scars on the abdomen.

In more advanced cases, some cases can be treated with laparoscopic surgery. A small incision to cut the colon, rectum and nearby lymph nodes. A colonoscopy is performed, which is a safe and standard procedure.

Some patients can avoid moving the bowel in the abdomen (artificial rectum) forever, including concomitant treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, pre-operative or post-operative guidance. This increases the chance of curing the disease and reducing the recurrence rate.

However, even if the disease has developed or spread Chemotherapy together with targeted chemotherapy or immunotherapy slows the progression of the disease. Patients can have a good quality of life. at a certain level during that period

Caring for the body to be immune to itcancerA good diet can help keep you away from cancer. Start by eating 5 food groups, exercising regularly. Avoid processed red meat. Grill until charred, alcohol and smoke, control weight not to be fat. and make it healthier It will help to keep away from this terrible disease and other chronic non-communicable diseases. Ability to study informationcancer More information from the National Cancer Institute Website which promotes information to fight cancer


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