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Olga Torres Foundation

The Olga Torres Foundation is a non-lucrative private foundation dedicated to cancer research and its relationship with immunologic disorders.

DOCTOR JOAQUIM BELLMUNT MOLINS

President of the Foundation Patronage

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What is colon cancer?

Colorectal cancer is a malignant tumour that can be located at different levels inside the large intestine It can be located at the level of the colon or at the end of the intestine, in the area called rectum.

What is colon cancer?

Colorectal cancer is a malignant tumour that can be located at different levels inside the large intestine It can be located at the level of the colon or at the end of the intestine, in the area called rectum.

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What is its frequency?

1. Cancer of the colon is the second most frequent neoplasia, after breast cancer in women and lung cancer in men.
2. It is the most malignant digestive neoplasia in the western World, with a higher incidence than that of all the other tumours combined.

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What is its frequency?

1. Cancer of the colon is the second most frequent neoplasia, after breast cancer in women and lung cancer in men.
2. It is the most malignant digestive neoplasia in the western World, with a higher incidence than that of all the other tumours combined.

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The first thing to do is to go to a specialist. The specialist will choose and decide what tests to run.

Family with hereditary syndrome

The first thing to do is to go to a specialist. The specialist will choose and decide what tests to run.

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Symptoms

-Loss of red blood mixed with faeces or dark blood.
-Alterations in the normal habit of defecating: development of constipation or diarrhoea.
-When no complete defecation is noted.

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Symptoms

-Loss of red blood mixed with faeces or dark blood.
-Alterations in the normal habit of defecating: development of constipation or diarrhoea.
-When no complete defecation is noted.

How is it diagnosed?

Fortunately, colorectal cancer is not one of the most aggressive types of tumour. The possibilities of cure vary greatly and depend on when the lesion is detected.
If the lesion is detected very early, these possibilities of cure reach nearly 100%. After the initial stages, the possibilities of cure start to decrease. We could say that there are several levels of severity. These levels include whether or not the tumour has spread beyond the entire wall of the intestine, and if so, whether or not the lymph nodes are involved, and lastly, whether it has invaded other organs (metastasis). Despite all of this, even in cases where the cancer has spread to other organs, there are options for cure or at least to stop disease progression.

collaborate with the foundation

The Olga Torres Foundation donates money to research related to colorectal cancer, its detection, treatment and prevention.

Making a contribution will allow us to continue and expand our support to research groups studying colorectal cancer. All our grants are based on donations.

Become a friend of FOT

If you register, we will keep you posted on our latest activities as well as latest news about prevention, treatment and research of colorectal cancer.

Why to collaborate?

95% of all the donations go to research grants and information resources, including this webpage.

how can you collaborate?

Making a contribution will allow us to continue and expand our support to research groups studying colorectal cancer.

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Only 5% go to mandatory administrative expenses (such as taxes).

Become a friend of FOT

If you register, we will keep you posted on our latest activities as well as latest news about prevention, treatment and research of colorectal cancer.

How can I help?

Making a contribution will allow us to continue and expand our support to research groups studying colorectal cancer

Why to collaborate?

95% of all the donations go to research grants and information resources, including this webpage.

FOT

Only 5% go to mandatory administrative expenses (such as taxes).

collaborate with the foundation

The Olga Torres Foundation donates money to research related to colorectal cancer, its detection, treatment and prevention.

Making a contribution will allow us to continue and expand our support to research groups studying colorectal cancer. All our grants are based on donations.

Become a friend of FOT

If you register, we will keep you posted on our latest activities as well as latest news about prevention, treatment and research of colorectal cancer.

Why to collaborate?

95% of all the donations go to research grants and information resources, including this webpage.

How can I help?

Making a contribution will allow us to continue and expand our support to research groups studying colorectal cancer

FOT

Only 5% go to mandatory administrative expenses (such as taxes).

Com pot ajudar?

Si es registra el podrem informar de la nostra activitat i de les novetats en la prevenció, el tractament i la recerca sobre càncer colorectal.

Registrar-se no implica cap cost. És una altra forma de col·laboració i de donar suport a la feina que fa la FOT.

How can I help?

If you register, we will keep you posted on our latest activities as well as latest news about prevention, treatment and research of colorectal cancer.

Registration implies no costs. It is simply another way to support the foundation.