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Colorectal Cancer: Screening Programme at Mediclinic Dubai Mall

Through the month of April, Mediclinic Dubai mall is offering free test kits to screen for Colorectal Cancer

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2 April 2019

Last updated on 2 April 2019
Colorectal Cancer  - Screening Programme at Mediclinic Dubai Mall

Worldwide, colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in men and the second for women.

In the UAE, it is the 2nd most common cancer and the 2nd highest cause of cancer deaths, it is more common in men than in women.

Symptoms

Most produce no symptoms and often are found incidentally during endoscopy or x-ray of the bowel. Some however, can produce bleeding, mucous discharge, alteration in bowel function, or in rare cases, abdominal pain.

There are usually no symptoms associated with early-stage colorectal cancer. The American Cancer Society lists the following symptoms associated with more advanced stages of colorectal cancer:

  • Bleeding in the rectum
  • Bloody stools (can be bright red or dark depending on the location of the tumor)
  • A change in bowel habits
  • Cramps in the colorectal region
  • Unexplained anemia (from blood loss)
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Narrow stools or a feeling that your bowel is not empty

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While these symptoms may be caused by factors unrelated to colorectal cancer, it is important to seek medical attention to rule out cancer.

Risk Factors

Some factors are modifiable while others are not. Factors that may influence risk of developing colorectal cancer include:

  • Family History (or personal history) of Colorectal Cancer
  • History of inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Age
  • Diets rich in red or processed meat
  • Excessive drinking of alcohol
  • Obesity
  • Smoking

Do not wait. Get Screened now. Avail your free test kits from Mediclinic Dubai Mall.

Call 04 4495111 or email to [email protected] for more information.

To read about our doctor’s profile, click here.

*Source : https://www.haad.ae/simplycheck/tabid/76/Default.aspx

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Mediclinic Dubai Mall is Dubai’s largest Ambulatory Care Medical Centre. Located in The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping mall, the Centre covers over 60,000 sqft and provides state-of-the-art facilities.

PO Box 282890, Dubai, UAE
Dubai Mall, Fashion Parking, Level 7

 
 

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