People with Colorectal Cancer More at Productive Age
Colorectal cancer is a cancer found in the large intestine (colon and rectum). Although rarely heard, in accordance with Basic Health Research (RISKESDAS) in 2013 that colorectal cancer in Indonesia has become the second largest cause of death for men and third largest for women.Data GLOBOCAN 2012 showed the incidence of colorectal cancer in Indonesia is 12.8 per 100,000 population with a mortality rate of 9.5 percent of all cancers. What is surprising is the fact that people with colorectal cancer in Indonesia are found to be over 30 percent of their productive age, 40 or even younger.
“This sees a socio-economic shift and lifestyle changes. Colorectal cancer is strongly influenced by lifestyle, while we now know more about french fries than salads, “said Prof. Dr. dr. Aru W. Sudoyo, Chair of the Indonesian Cancer Foundation (YKI) at the Media Briefing” Knowing More Colorectal Cancer Menteng area, Central Jakarta, Tuesday (3/4/2018) .Read also: This is What You Need to Know About Colon Cancer This is very unfortunate, because according to him in the productive age is still needed as a workforce and affect the future of Indonesia. Unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking and eating too much junk food contribute greatly to the incidence of colorectal cancer. Also conveyed by Dr. Nadia Ayu Mulansari, SpPD-KHOM from YKI that about 25 percent of colorectal cancer patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage, so the cancer has spread to other organs
In this condition, treatment becomes more difficult, cost more and survival rate decreases, “” he said. He stressed the importance of early detection or skirining of the intestine and avoid risk factors by doing healthy life behavior. Here are the risk factors of colorectal cancer: 1. There is an infection of ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon) 2. Too much to eat red meat or alcohol3. Less consumption of fiber from fruits or vegetables4. Less physical activity or sport5. Smoking8. ObesityRead also: 6 Signs of Colon Cancer that often Ignored
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