Free colon tests for Emiratis

Free colon cancer screenings for Emirati men and women over the age of 55.

In an effort to combat the rise of gastrointestinal diseases, Al Zahra Hospital Dubai will provide free colon cancer screenings for Emirati men and women over the age of 55.

“A significant portion of the UAE population is 50 plus, an age at which people become more prone to degenerative gastrointestinal diseases like colon cancer – the third most prevalent type of cancer in the world,” said Dr Filippos Georgopoulos, clinical lead, gastroenterology, at the hospital.

“Special emphasis has to be placed on undergoing examinations that can detect ailments at an early stage to facilitate better treatment and outcomes.”

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Published: November 4, 2014 04:00 AM

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