Colorectal (colon and rectal) cancer is the most common cancer in Singapore, affecting a thousand individuals every year. Colorectal cancer may be a ‘silent disease’ which doesn’t show any symptoms until it is at an advanced stage.
Colon cancer screening enables pre-cancerous change and cancer to be detected at early stage, increasing the chances of successful treatment, cure, and preventing complication. Risk factors for developing colon cancer include older age, male gender, family history, certain ethnicity (Chinese), smoking, sedentary lifestyle (lack of exercise) and obesity .
Book a colorectal cancer screening and consultation with our specialist if you are aged 50 years old and above with no symptoms, or earlier if there are certain risk factors such as family history of colorectal cancer (e.g. first degree relatives diagnosed with colon cancer before the age of 60 years old), or previous history of multiple colon polyps.