April 16, 2024

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In March in the ETZ: Walking through a distended intestine

In March in the ETZ: Walking through a distended intestine

Marking Colon cancer month In March, ETZ Hospital (Elisabeth Toy Steden Hospital) will present a fantastic “inflatable bowel” from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th March. Patients and visitors have the unique opportunity to walk through this large intestine themselves, where they learn more about intestinal polyps and other intestinal abnormalities. The activity takes place at the ETZ Elisabeth site (Hilvarenbeekseweg 60).

Patients and visitors can not only view intestinal polyps while walking through the intestines, but they can also visit the information booth located in the hall. Healthcare professionals are available to answer questions about colon cancer care between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. This includes colon cancer symptoms, demographic screening, course of treatment and surgical options. A dietitian and physical therapist are also available to ask questions about nutrition and exercise. Patients and visitors can also participate in a contest for a chance to win a high-fiber meal.

Detecting colon cancer early

Early detection of colon cancer is very important. In the Netherlands, colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer. Every year, approximately 12,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer and about 4,500 people die from its consequences. Thanks for that Population survey Colon cancer is increasingly being detected at an early stage, improving treatment and prognosis. In addition, colon cancer precursors (polyps) can be removed through this screening.

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