Welcome to the Center for Information of Colorectal Cancer
By Dr. Art Hiranyakas,
- Our top colorectal surgeon specializing in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and da Vinci robotic surgical system.
- Director of the Bangkok-Phuket Colorectal Disease Institute/Assistant Professor of Surgery.
Nowadays, colorectal cancer screening can be performed in several ways, and the most convenient, fast and inexpensive method is the “Fecal Occult Blood Test”, in which a stool sample is sent to a laboratory. If a result is positive, there may be blood in stool, and it is highly recommended to consult a specialist doctor. Colorectal cancer screening also includes advanced medical imaging, such as Barium Enema, Virtual Colonoscopy using high-speed computer X-ray.
However, the most recognized screening method is colonoscopy as it does not only yield an accurate result, but can also be curative in case of abnormality found in the colon.
People who are at a higher risk and should have colorectal cancer screening include those aged above 50, those with colorectal cancer in family history, those with hereditary inflammable bowel disease. Should you feel uncertain about your risk, our colorectal doctor is right on hand to provide consultation.
In fact, colorectal cancer can be prevented. It usually starts from a polyp similar to a little-finger tip in size. Left unattended, the polyp can grow and become cancer, taking around 5 – 10 years. Due to a small polyp size, it can go without any symptoms. Therefore, colorectal cancer screening at an early stage is vital to the prevention of colorectal cancer. If any polyp is found, it can be removed right away to stop the onset of colorectal cancer.
The instructions of One-Step Fecal Occult Blood Test (FIT Test)