You probably have a Between 50 and 74 years old and never tested Colon and rectal cancer … Maybe now is the time to do it. Blue March begins, so it is an opportunity to go and test. Colorectal cancer, or large bowel cancer, is The third most common type of cancer in France, Especially the second most dangerous type of cancer. But if caught early, it is cured in 9 out of 10. However, in Landes, Only 1 in 3 Landis took the test in 2010-2019.
Cancer that often grows in silence
Colorectal cancer is a cancer of the large intestine that affects 4 in 100 men and 3 in 100 women, and it most often occurs after the age of 50. Mostly, it is Cancer that develops without symptomsThis means that if cancer is diagnosed too late, very heavy-duty treatments will be necessary, he explains Regional Cancer Screening Coordination Center in Nouvelle Aquitaine.
Colon and rectal cancer grows slowly, most often from Small lesions. The blood released from these lesions ends in the stool, but often it is impossible to see this blood with the naked eye. Only a scanning test can detect it.
Roughly 33% of Landais have undergone testing
The participation rate in 2019 is only 30.5% in France, the regional center states, and 31.4% in New Aquitaine with participation differences depending on the departments. In the Landis, 32.9% of the population took the test In 2019-2020: only 1 in 3 people, on average. Women participate a little better (34.2%) are men (31.5%).
These are Landis who took the test Especially the elderlyBetween 70 and 74 years old: 38.9% versus 30.3% for the 50-54 age group. Among the elderly, women were more likely to be tested: 39.6% versus 37.7% of men.
A simple kit to ask your doctor
It is possible to request a test from your GP. Once you get home, you are Return a stool sample, By mail, using a return envelope. The stool will then be analyzed in one laboratory that receives all of the tests.
If the test is positive, such as 4% of cases were in the Landes last yearThis does not necessarily mean that you have cancer, but blood has been found in the stool. To find out if it’s colorectal cancer, you will need a colonoscopy.
The new cancer screening center in Aquitaine remembers that it’s important to get the test done At least once every two years. Paid screening test at 100% by way of health insuranceWithout down payment. So you can ask your general practitioner, as well as a gastroenterologist, gynecologist or even a doctor at a health screening center.