Colon Cancer Screening
Why Early Detection Is So Important
The thing is, early colorectal cancers have minimal or no symptoms. That’s why awareness and colon cancer screening is key. Colonoscopy remains the gold standard for screening for colorectal cancers and, if detected early, patients stand a much higher chance of being successfully treated.
Doctors recognize the fact that cancers can arise from polyps within the colon and rectum. Because of this polyp to cancer sequence, all polyps must be removed when detected during colonoscopy.
Considering Singapore has the highest incidence in Southeast Asia, we don’t suggest you take chances either.
Are You Experiencing These?
Early symptoms include painless bleeding during bowel movement. The blood is frequently stale and mixed with stools.
Some patients may experience sudden prolonged constipation or diarrhoea while others may complain of mucus-like discharge from the anus.
Plus, if you have a family history of colorectal cancers or polyps, or with a history of inflammatory bowel diseases should be screened earlier.
And if you’re 50 years old and above, screening is all the more important.
Seeing the right doctor
Dr Wong Nan-Yaw has screened thousands of patients over the years from all over the region.
Dr. Wong is a certified specialist general and colorectal surgeon, whose practice focuses on the diagnosis and therapy of both benign and malignant conditions of the colon, rectum and anus. This includes diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy for the early detection of cancers, the surgical treatment of hemorrhoids (piles), perianal abscesses and fistulae, and surgery of colorectal cancers.
From diagnosis, to treatment, to post-op care, you can rest assured knowing you’d be well taken care of.
Book A Consultation
PHASE 2 (Heightened Alert): Elective procedures performed as usual. Off-site Day Surgery Centers available for patients who wish to avoid hospitals. Please call for details.
NY Wong Surgery is conveniently located right in the heart of Singapore, at #09-02 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre amidst the bustling landscape of Orchard Road.
If you’d like to speak to Dr. Wong privately about your condition and seek his opinion and advice, make an appointment to see Dr. Wong by calling 6738 6020 right away. You deserve peace of mind.
Alternatively, you can fill up the appointment request form here: