Colon cancer prevention — Occult stool blood analysis

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Colon cancer is one of the few that can be diagnosed early so prevention is key.  


Each year 25,000 new cases of colon cancer are detected in Spain and it is the second leading cause of cancer death. When it is detected in the early stages, the cure rate is greater than 90%.  

Colon cancer is one of the few that can be diagnosed early so colon cancer prevention is key. At Eurofins Megalab Canarias only when you buy in our online store you get a 10% discount on the occult stool blood analysis for colon cancer prevention.

  • Stool occult blood test  
  • Results report  

If the test is positive does it mean that there is colon cancer?

In case of finding traces of blood, it can be a sign of cancer or of the existence of ulcer or polyps in the internal wall of the colon and rectum. Even so, finding hidden blood does not imply that the patient will suffer from colon cancer.

In these cases, a colonoscopy should be performed to determine the origin of the bleeding (haemorrhoids, polyps, tumour…).

How often should the test be performed?

The faecal occult blood test should be performed every two years. Especially, women and men from 50 years.
In those patients with a family history of colorectal cancer, the test should begin beforehand, at the same time as reviews with the digestive system specialist.


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