2,025 people carry out colon cancer early tests – MoH

KUWAIT, Jan 30 (KUNA) — The Ministry of Health (MoH) said Sunday 2,025 people have carried out tests for possible colon cancer over the past nine months, of them 32 were confirmed to have the disease.
Dr. Wafa Al-Hashash, Director of the Digestive and Liver Unit at Al-Sabah Medical Area, said in a statement the tests were part of the MoH “No to Colon Cancer” campaign and aimed at early detection of this kind of cancer.
She said the number of people – citizens and expatriates – was on the rise throughout the campaign due to their awareness and conviction that it was extremely important to do the test.
Al-Hashash said the campaign has ended after it accomplished its objectives.
She underscored that early test was the only way to discover tumors, which would not transform into cancer if they were removed at early stages. (end) ndq.bs