ASSE National Cancer Institute inaugurated a new sector in the Digestive Cancer Center

ASSE National Cancer Institute inaugurated a new sector in the Digestive Cancer Center

This Thursday, March 31, a new sector of the Digestive Cancer Center was inaugurated at the National Cancer Institute (INCA) of ASSE. Colon and rectal cancer is the most common malignant condition of the digestive tract and, if diagnosed early, can be curable. In Uruguay, some 1,800 cases are diagnosed per year and 1,000 people die, according to what was indicated by the Director of INCA, Robinson Rodríguez.

The Digestive Cancer Center, in its new sector, will have two fibrocolonoscopes and will have an anesthetist, as well as a pathologist.

The Colorectal Cancer Screening Campaign was also launched on the occasion. This campaign is organized by the INCA Digestive Cancer Center, the MSP’s National Cancer Control Program and the Honorary Commission for the Fight Against Cancer.

Since 2000, the Digestive Cancer Center has carried out studies to identify the population at risk of suffering from the disease. To do this, it has advanced technology that allows, through a simple test, to determine the presence of occult blood in the stool as a way of selecting people at risk.

During this day, the population between 50 and 74 years of age who do not present symptoms (abdominal pain, bleeding in the matter, diarrhoea), who do not have a history of colon cancer or colon polyps and who have not performed a colonoscopy in the last four years, a free fecal occult blood detection test, to be performed at home and returned to INCA for processing. If the test is positive, it indicates that there is bleeding and it is necessary to complete the studies with a colonoscopy that will be performed by the corresponding health provider.

Information was also provided to the community through videos and brochures on prevention, diet and healthy habits.

Participating in the activity were the President of ASSE, Leonardo Cipriani, the Director General of Health of the MSP, Miguel Asqueta, the Member of ASSE, Julio Micack, the Director on behalf of Users, Natalia Pereyra, the Director of INCA, Robinson Rodríguez and Dr. Patricia Gaggero, from the Digestive Cancer Center.

About Casa de Galicia and other topics

Consulted by the media about the situation of Casa de Galicia, the President of ASSE, Leonardo Cipriani, maintained that the mandate of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) was complied with, complying with all the benefits required by users.

He added that patient transfers are being completed, and that at the moment there are four interns in Moderate Care, two in ICU and one in Intermediate Care.

For the care of emergency situations (linked, for example, to traffic accidents) in the northwest area, Cipriani affirmed that the emergency door of the Saint Bois Hospital will be strengthened.

He also recalled that SAME 105 provides comprehensive care, going from 0.2 care and transfers per hour to 1.8.

Regarding the building plant, he stated that ASSE does not have 20 million dollars for its acquisition, despite the fact that it was interested. In that sense, she said that the priority is the construction of the Hospital del Cerro.

On the other hand, the hierarch was consulted about the approach of residents of Aceguá (Cerro Largo), to have a 24-hour Emergency Door. Cipriani stressed that this is not possible and that there is an Emergency Door 10 kilometers away, in Isidoro Noblía, and that on Saturday they will have the ambulance again. He added that these are situations that occur throughout the national territory, both in ASSE and in the private sector.

Regarding Covid patients, he expressed that there are few boarding schools and that, although the Spanish Hospital continues to function as a Reference Center, it already fulfills other functions with the appropriate protocols. ASSE

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