Department of Health – Colorectal Cancer Screening Pilot Programme
At beginning of 2017, Department of Health announce the analysis of second stage of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Pilot Programme, which is focus aged 61-70 to perform colon cancer screening.
If the result is positive, should consider following up with your doctor and a colonoscopy test.
For more details about Colorectal Cancer Screening Pilot Programme, please visit www.ColonScreen.gov.hk or contact Department of Health 24 hours Health Education Hotline 2833 0111.
Collect 2 separate date specimen is better than 1 – according to the recommendation of World Health Organization (WHO), collect 2 separate day specimen in a week at home is more accuracy.
What is the function of Cancer Marker CEA screening?
CEA major rule in clinic practice:
1. Assess the effectiveness of surgery or other treatment, such as the condition is stable or may relapse.
2. Assess the possibility of cancer metastasis.
It should be conservative while using CEA as a screening purposes. Because a single increase in CEA does not necessarily represent the occurrence of cancer, several continuous raised are more clinical significance. Similarly, normal CEA result cannot completely rule out the possibility of cancer.