Colorectal Cancer Screening Barriers

Colorectal cancer is a chronic disease that starts as a polyp, a tumor type growth that begins in the inner lining of the colon or rectum and extends toward the middle layers (ACS, 2013). Most polyps’ formation is not cancerous, except for a special type of polyp called adenomas. Although prevention is primary in public health and health promotion measures; but primary prevention is not always realistic, thus, early detection and removal of polyps are the best alternatives to any other therapeutic measures (ACS, 2013). It is estimated that 95% of colorectal cancers are adenocarcinomas, an epithelial cancerous tissue with a glandular origin within the colon or rectum lining (ACS, 2013). Nonetheless, there are other rare forms of colon and rectum tumors. Early screening for colorectal cancer is necessary for the intervention process for the condition. However, when there are many barriers affecting efficient early screening and detection of colorectal

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