The month is almost over!
Today, Croco Doc wants to talk about a very important topic: World Colorectal Cancer Day. This day is celebrated on March 31st of each year to raise awareness about the importance of preventing and detecting this type of cancer in time.
Colorectal cancer is a disease that can affect people of all ages but is more common in those over 50 years old.
Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and blood in the stool. However, many times there are no symptoms, so it is very important to undergo screening tests.
However, prevention is better than cure! That’s why there are some tips we can follow to reduce the risk of it appearing, or at least be able to detect it as soon as possible:
- Do not smoke or drink alcohol
- Avoid a sedentary lifestyle: engage in physical activity
- Follow a varied and healthy diet, such as the Mediterranean diet
- If you are at risk age, above 50 years old, do a fecal occult blood test (FOBT). It is a very simple test that can be done at home in less than five minutes.
Together, we can fight colorectal cancer and ensure a long and healthy life.