“It’s not a question of ass.” Colorectal cancer can be defeated

This is the claim of the awareness campaign promoted by Fismad – Italian Federation of Digestive System Diseases Companies in favor of screening. Exceptional testimonial Paolo Cevoli – Health editorial staff /Courier TV

Robust scientific evidence has shown that colorectal cancer screening it reduces the number of new cases by 20% and mortality from this cancer by 30%, ”he explains Elisabetta Buscarini, president of Fismad and director of UOC Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, at the Maggiore hospital in Crema. “Yet in Italy membership remains stable at values ​​just over 40%”. The argument occult blood in the stool it is still little known to the general public and all too often colorectal cancer prevention is associated with colonoscopy. This is why the goal of communication will be above all to clarify the method of screening colorectal cancer: a simple test that detects the presence of occult blood in the stool.



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