To reduce colorectal cancer risk is necessary to detect pre-malignant tumors, or, at least, very early stage malignant ones (when still tiny).
Since this is a type of cancer with high incidence among both genders, but one with slow development (it can take 5- 15 years for a polyp to degenerate), its early detection is even more crucial.
Official recommendation is that for individuals with average risk of colorectal cancer, screening for the disease should be done using left sided colonoscopy, every 5 years, starting at the age of 50.
Screening by colonoscopy allowsa rapid removal of the polyps increasing the chances of a successful treatment
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Individuals with high-risk of colorectal cancer will need additional preventive measures, which are recommended and monitored by a specialized clinical team.
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