from BGI Genomics
Colorectal cancer is among the most preventable of fatal cancers. The key, of course, is early detection and treatment. Reminders to have regular colonoscopies or other screening abound in this country. The Centers for Disease Control says seventy percent of Americans over fifty are up-to-date with their screening. Not every culture follows that medical advice. A study in Saudi Arabia estimates over sixty percent have never had a test for colorectal cancer. The study from BGI Genomics calls for greater awareness of the benefits of early care among Saudi people. For people in this country, the statistics from Saudi Arabia should serve as another reminder that prevention and early treatment of colorectal cancer are readily available.