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In the UAE, colorectal cancer is the most common cancer among males and the third most common cancer in females. But it is pre-ventable if caught early.
As it often has no symptoms early on, colorectal cancer screening is vital. It can help detect cancer in its earliest stages, or even before it develops.
Colorectal Cancer in the UAE
In the UAE, colorectal cancer is the most common cancer among males and the third most common cancer in females. It is a leading cause of cancer deaths. The number of colorectal cancer cases in adults under 50 is increasing and it is estimated that more than 41% of cases in the UAE are found in the adults under the age of 40.
Why Screening is so Important
The symptoms of colorectal cancer often don't appear until the later stages of the disease, when it is more difficult to treat. Screening can help catch it as soon as possible, with up to 90% of cases being successfully cured if detected early.
Routine screening is recommended for every-one over the age of 40 to prevent colorectal cancer. If you are considered at high-risk, screening should happen every year.
If you are over 40, schedule your colonoscopy today. It could save your life.
Our Female Endoscopy Team
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among women in the UAE, but this figure could be reduced as the disease is preventable and treatable if caught early. Often, women are reluctant to come forward for screening, due to fear or embarrassment.
At Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, we offer an Endoscopy Team ‘For Women, By Women’. Led by our female gastroenterologist, Dr. Pascale Anglade, supported by a team of nurses, physicians, and admin staff who are all women, we provide compassionate care in a culturally sensitive environment.