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July 14, 2017
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I'm still alive thanks to a website: Stop Bowel Cancer!

Due to lack of information, 580 people a day still die from colorectal cancer in Europe, that's two MH17 planes a day! The good news is that through education 95% of these cases are preventable.

Unfortunately, the gut is a much less attractive organ than breasts, for example, which is why less attention is paid to it.

Do you know the 7 facts about colon cancer?

  1. A polyp in your intestines can develop into cancer in 8 to 10 years.
  2. One in 10 people will get colon cancer.
  3. In 80% it is not hereditary, in 20% heredity plays a role.
  4. In 10% of the cases, these are young people between 30 and 40.
  5. A healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of colon cancer by 25%.
  6. With a simple mascara test, you can catch it in time.
  7. If you catch it early enough, colon cancer is curable in 95% of cases.

Watch the TedTalk of Dr. Luc Colemont below. As a gastrointestinal specialist, 7 times a month he has to tell a patient that he has colon cancer. His motto is to prevent the disease through education. From doctor to educator, sharing knowledge can save lives:


Click here for more information on the colorectal cancer self-test



About the Author
Ellen is the founder of Blood Value Testing. She gained her experience with health examinations for companies, schools and government institutions at HumanCapitalCare arbo- en gezondheidsdienst. In 2009 she became director of Diagnostics Netherlands, a collaboration between all major general practitioner laboratories in the Netherlands. At the U- Diagnostics laboratory in Utrecht, she was responsible for blood testing at GPs. Until she founded Blood Values Test for individuals in 2013.
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