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Colorectal Cancer And Prevention

Author: Liz Boldon, RN, MSN

CE: 2.5 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 2899 reviews

Course Summary

People that develop colon or rectal cancer often experience no symptoms early in the disease. Not until colon or rectal cancer becomes advanced do symptoms appear. Educating the public, especially patients with a personal or family history of colorectal polyps and cancer, about screening of colorectal cancer are important to prevention and can save lives. Recommended screening exams, such as colonoscopy, can prevent cancers from starting. While some risk factors for cancer may be avoided, such as those related to lifestyle, there are some that are familial and increase the risk of developing colorectal cancer. The risks of colorectal cancer, screening options, diagnosis and treatment are discussed.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. What Is Colorectal Cancer?
    1. Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer
    2. Causes of Colorectal Cancer
    3. Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer
  3. Diagnosis For Colorectal Cancer
    1. Colonoscopy
    2. CT Colonography
    3. Staging Colon Cancer
  4. Treatment Of Colorectal Cancer
    1. Surgery for Early-Stage Colon Cancer
    2. Surgery for Invasive Colon Cancer
    3. Surgery for Advanced Colon Cancer
    4. Chemotherapy
    5. Radiation Therapy
    6. Targeted Drug Therapy
  5. Prevention Of Colorectal Cancer
    1. Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Risk
    2. Colon Cancer Prevention for People With a High Risk
  6. Summary


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