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Important Facts About Colorectal Cancer (CRC)

  1. Age: Age is an important determining factor of the incidence of CRC. CRC often occurs in people over the age of 50, though its incidence in younger people is becoming increasingly common. However, it cannot be known as to why CRC occurs in the population aged younger.
  2. Ethnicity: Even as men and women are prone to developing CRC, men are at a higher risk of developing CRC at a younger age. CRC can afflict any race or ethnicity, and the African-Americans are more susceptible to CRC.
  3. Contributing risk factors: Some of the risk factors that contribute to developing CRC are, inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Also, a family history of cancer or polyps, genetic syndromes such as Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) and Lynch syndrome, which is an inherited condition, significantly increases the occurrence of CRC. A person with such family history is 2–5 times more likely to have CRC. Personal history of adenomatous polyps may increase the likelihood of developing CRC.
  4. Exposure to radiation: Any exposure of the abdomen to radiation to treat previous cancers adds to the likelihood of developing cancer.
  5. Screening: Colonoscopy is the standard test to examine the colon and the rectum for any polyps or lesions. Depending on the outcome, a biopsy may be required.
  6. Diagnosis: If after performing a colonoscopy, CRC is suspected, a doctor may undertake any of the following tests to diagnose CRC:

Colon Cancer Treatment in India

  • Cancer Evaluation Package: $500-$1,200
  • PET Scan: $300-$500
  • Polypectomy: $2,800-$4,500
  • Colectomy: $3,000-$5,000
  • Chemotherapy: $1,000-$1,500 per cycle
  • Radiation Therapy: $3,500-$5,500


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