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At Aster, we believe a child is life’s greatest gift and this gift has to be nurtured & cared for. As the name suggests, Aster Nurture is a program that aims at nurturing, caring and protecting the mother and the new born baby from the time when the mother conceives till when your child is 5 years old.

"Our brand promise ‘We’ll Treat You Well’ is about our commitment to bring the finest healthcare services within the reach of everyone. But it is not just affordability that makes us a class apart in the realm of healthcare. We believe quality is the heartbeat of modern medical sciences, and we go to great lengths to deliver services that have already been recognized with some of the most sought-after awards and certifications. Accessibility is another important focus area for us. We have an ever growing network of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies that are well-equipped to cater to the changing needs of millions around the world."

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer usually starts from growth of benign polyps, that can become cancerous over period of time. In UAE, 30% of all cancers are colorectal in origin. A colorectal cancer screening with a simple test of stool (FIT- Faecal Immunochemical test) can detect cancer early and be treated completely.  This test detects hidden blood (only human blood) in your stool. It is important to undergo screening as, often, hidden blood in your stool can be the only sign of early cancer/ polyps/ inflammatory bowel disease/ diverticulosis/ haemorrhoids. They are several means to screen for colorectal cancer like stool test, flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.

Launched by Aster Hospital, Al Qusias, this is a campaign for colorectal screening which targets those over 30 years of age. It includes a complimentary preventive screening through the FIT stool test. This test can identify any hidden blood in your stool and if present, further examination with flexible sigmoidoscopy can help identify its cause and dealt by our team of expert Colorectal Surgeons and Gastroenterologists. Through this campaign, we would like to support the UAE’s national target to decrease the cancer mortality by 18% by 2021. 

Fill out the form below to register for the colorectal screening at Aster Hospital,  Al Qusais –

*Valid from 1.9.2019 – 1.11.2019

Instructions for stool collection;

  1. Place some toilet paper in the toilet bowl to collect the stool sample, depending on the size of the bowl.
  2. Collect your stool sample on the toilet paper. Note: Your sample must not come in contact with water in the toilet bowl or other bodily fluids
  3. Transfer the sample into the sterile container provided
  4. Ensure you don’t reopen the container once sample has been collected
  5. Drop off your sample at the hospital. Note: If there is a delay, the sample must be refrigerated and submitted within a maximum of 12 hours (post-collection).