It could finally seem, as figures have it, the incidence and prevalence of colorectal cancer have diminished in the last few decades. Colorectal cancer remains the second cause of deaths from cancer in the USA and the number of deaths is highest among those aged 75 to 84.
Cancer-Screening – This has in enormous ways reduced the incidence of ‘colorectal cancer‘ (which is also known as ‘มะเร็งลำไส้ใหญ่และทวารหนัก‘ in the Thai language ) and decreased mortality from it. With several screening procedures, pre-cancerous lesions and early cancer phases are detected in time and treatment is initiated early.
Better access to lower gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures like Sigmoidoscopy has improved the identification and early detection of cancer and pre-cancerous lesions.
Advanced treatment – In the past few decades, cancer-treatment has undergone notable advancements. Surgical cancer therapy is now more sophisticated and altered, radiotherapy has improved, and adjuvant chemotherapy for the node-positive disorder has been successful.
Diet – People are now well aware of the dietary risks of colorectal cancer.
More people are avoiding foods implicated in the evolution of colorectal-cancer such as smoked ham and beef.
Chemoprophylaxis – More and more individuals have become conscious and are beginning to apply methods of prevention like the use of aspirin and other over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications and the use of probiotics.