Announcing that Nutrition Is the Most Important Factor in Increasing the Risk of Cancer, a Gastroenterologist Warned, “Gastric Cancer Is Still the Leading Cancer in the Country.”

Announcing that Nutrition Is the Most Important Factor in Increasing the Risk of Cancer, a Gastroenterologist Warned, “Gastric Cancer Is Still the Leading Cancer in the Country.”
“Although gastrointestinal cancer, especially colon cancer has an increasing rate in the country, stomach cancer is the leading cancer.” the gastroenterologist said.
According to the Public Relations of Razavi Hospital, stating that there are no accurate statistics on cancer growth compared to previous years, Dr. Hamid Asadzadeh, the gastroenterologist and faculty member of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences stated, “As regional statistics and reported observations show, although gastrointestinal cancer, particularly colon cancer is increasing, stomach cancer has a significant increase in the country.”
Dividing gastrointestinal cancer into two main types, upper gastrointestinal tract cancer (esophagus and stomach) and lower gastrointestinal tract cancer (colon), he reiterated, “Many factors play a role in the development of upper gastrointestinal cancer of which nutrition is the most important one.”
“In this cancer, gastric infection is combined with Helicobacter Pylori which is transmitted to human through contaminated food and water and consequently leads to the development of cancer.”, he continued.
Stating that many factors are involved in the growth of cancer in the lower gastrointestinal tract (colon), the gastroenterologist emphasized, “Development of fast food can play a significant role in spread of cancer.”
Considering colon cancer as one of the most preventable cancers in gastrointestinal tract and the whole body, he enunciated, “This type of cancer is common in those with hereditary factors of this cancer, people over 50 and those with a history of polyps; but the growth can be reduced by performing colonoscopy.” 
He believed that the best and the most complete way for staging cancer is endosonography and noted, “Endoscopy and colonoscopy are still the best ways for detection of cancer.”
It should be noted that from October 2nd to 8th which was named “Cancer Awareness week”, besides the inauguration of an advanced center for diagnosis and treatment of cancer under the name of “Mehr-e Razavi”, Razavi Hospital will host Psycho-oncology Congress as well as International Endoscopic Ultrasound Workshop. 
Date: 10/7/2015
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