In October 2015 the Population program for early detection of colon and rectal cancer of the Department of Health in the Vallès Occidental. In this region, the Program is coordinated by theParc Taulí Cancer Technical Screening Office. It is aimed at men and women between 50 and 69 years old.
Colon and rectal cancer is the most common in all men and women in Catalonia, with more than 6.000 new cases each year. Colon cancer has a similar frequency in men and women, while rectal cancer is more common in men. Approximately 13.000 men and 14.000 women live with a diagnosis of colorectal cancer in Catalonia.
Colon and rectal cancer is also the second leading cause of death from cancer in Catalonia. Survival is higher or lower depending on the stage of tumor evolution at the time of diagnosis.
Early detection of colon and / or rectal cancer has been shown to reduce mortality from this type of tumor..