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Colorectal Cancer And Prevention

Author: Noah H. Carpenter, MD

CE: 2.5 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

Often it isn’t until colonic or rectal cancer becomes advanced that symptoms appear. Clinicians need to continuously educate patients during routine annual prevention examinations, and those with a personal or family history of colorectal polyps and cancer, about the importance of colorectal screening and prevention to save lives. Screening colonoscopy to prevent cancers from starting are based on national guidelines that vary depending on patient demographics, ethnicity, personal and family history of colon polyps or cancer, and lifestyle. Familial polyposis and primary seminal vesicle adenocarcinoma increase the risk of developing cancer and several case examples are presented. The risks of colorectal cancer, screening options, diagnosis and treatment are discussed.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Colorectal Cancer: Overview

1.   Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer

2.   Causes of Colorectal Cancer

3.   Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer

III.         Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer

1.   Colonoscopy

2.   CT Colonography

3.   Staging Colon Cancer

IV.          Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

1.   Early-Stage Colon Cancer

2.   Invasive Colon Cancer

3.   Advanced Cancer

V.            Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy

1.   Targeted Drug Therapy

VI.          Prevention of Colorectal Cancer

1.   Lifestyle Changes

2.   Prevention and High-Risk Population

VII.       Case Study: FAP and PSVA

1.   Case 1 and 2: FAP

2.   Discussion

3.   Case 3: PSVA

4.   Discussion

VIII.     Summary

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