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What Is Colorectal Cancer?

12% of all the cancers detected in the UAE are Colorectal Cancers. Its incidence has been rising over the years.What Is Colorectal Cancer

Factors that increase the risk of colorectal cancer include age (typically affecting people over 50, although younger people can also develop the condition if they aren’t detected earlier or the symptoms are ignored), a family history of the disease, a personal history of colorectal polyps or inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, smoking, and a diet high in red or processed meats.


Regular screening from the age of 40 is crucial for the early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer.

Common symptoms of colorectal cancer include rectal bleeding, changes in bowel habits (such as persistent diarrhea or constipation), abdominal pain or cramping, unintended weight loss, and fatigue.

It is likely to be easier to treat colorectal cancer if it is diagnosed early.

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