EVERY year 13,000 digestive tumours are diagnosed in Andalusia
According to data from the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM), 72,000 new cases of digestive tumours are diagnosed each year in Spain, of which 45,000 correspond to colorectal tumours, which in turn is the third most prevalent type of cancer in the Spanish population, after breast and prostate cancer.
This type of tumours are responsible for 37,000 deaths per year in Spain.
Malaga has recently hosted the 27th edition of the International Symposium of the Digestive Tumour Treatment Group, where more than 400 experts have met to discuss advances in immunotherapy in colorectal cancer (the most frequent) and the results of tests in other digestive tumours.
Enrique Aranda, president of the Digestive Tumour Treatment Group and head of service at the Reina Sofia University Hospital in Cordoba, explained, according to Malaga Hoy, that the appearance of this type of tumour is influenced by the ageing of the population, aspects of lifestyle such as sedentary lifestyle, alcohol intake or smoking.
As Euro Weekly News understands every year more than 13,000 digestive tumours are diagnosed in Andalusia, data that highlights the importance of research, which is moving towards increasingly personalised treatments.