Colorectal cancer and how to avoid it
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Colorectal cancer and how to avoid it

Paul Beland Specialist nurse, palliative care, Macmillan and Hudson Palliative care centre, Wisbech

Colorectal cancer represents a significant threat to men and women and in Western societies its incidence is increasing. However, with care, adequate screening and early detection, it can be diagnosed and treated effectively. Although Western lifestyles, especially diet and sedentary living, are difficult to change, screening and prompt treatment are nonetheless worthwhile. Nurses can play a significant role in conveying this message clearly to the public and encouraging the uptake of available screening services.

Primary Health Care. 25, 6,35-41. doi: 10.7748/phc.25.6.35.e980

Correspondence

paul.beland@qehkl.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind peer review and checked using antiplagiarism software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 07 October 2014

Accepted: 28 October 2014