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Madagascar: Doctors are sounding the alarm about the increase in the number of colorectal cancer in the island




Madagascar: Doctors are sounding the alarm about the increase in the number of colorectal cancer in the island
Malagasy doctors are sounding the alarm about the increase in colorectal cancer patients in the island.

Some surgeons believe that 45% of those operated in Gastroenterology services in hospitals are affected by this cancer that explodes in figures, due to a delay of treatment at the early stage of the disease, due to the lack of financial means to heal and the ignorance of colorectal cancer in the population.

"Colorectal cancer affects more and more people now. This situation is mainly due to the delay in support for the patient. Many people care little about their health when there are traces of black blood in their cell or red blood or mucus, during or after bowel movements. However, the microbe begins gradually to establish themselves in the colon", says Dr. Rado Manitriniala Raghavan.

Yet mild symptoms such as intestinal pain, bloating or other frequent colic during several days and episodes of constipation followed by diarrhea should according to the medical alert the patients concerned and push them to soon see a specialist, as relates the newspaper the Express of Madagascar.



Fabrice François


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