Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal (colon and rectum) cancer was the second most common cancer after breast and the first among males and second among females in Peninsular Malaysia (National Cancer Registry Report 2006). Its incidence increases with age; and more common among males and highest among the Chinese population.

Symptoms & Signs

People with colorectal cancer may complain of diarrhoea or constipation or feeling incomplete emptying or passing blood in the stools. Some may experience abdominal pain or discomfort while some may feel tired or experience an unexplained loss of weight and appetite.

RISK Factor

Several risk factors are thought to be involved. These include:
• Age: More than 90 per cent of the colorectal cancer cases in Malaysia occur in people over the age of 40.
• Polyps: Most colorectal cancer begins in polyps. Certain types of polyps can develop into cancer.
• Family history: People whose family members have colorectal cancer have a higher risk of developing this disease.
• Personal history of cancer: Women who have had cancer of the ovary, uterus or breast are more likely to develop colorectal cancer.
• Diet: A diet high in fat and low in fibre is linked to the development of the disease.
• Tobacco: smoking increases the risk of polyp formation
• Body weight and physical activity: People with sedentary lifestyles, overweight or obese have increased risk of colorectal cancer.

If you have any of the above symptoms or risk factors, please consult your doctor. Your doctor may recommend performing a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. These procedures allow your doctor to examine the large intestine. Blood tests and other imaging tests may also be advised.

Colonoscopy is available now in SC Taman Megah & SC Ipoh.

SC Taman Megah
79, Jalan SS 23/15, Taman SEA,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-78030992
Fax: 03-78030913
SC Ipoh
275,Kampar Road, 30250 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: 05-2559090, 2418484 Fax: 05-2419226
Operation Time: Monday- Friday : 7am -5pm
Saturday – Sunday : 7am – 1pm
Public Holiday : 7am – 1pm

For more information or to make appointment, please contact us at:
Tel :
1-800-88-7171        Email : [email protected]