Feb 11, 2022
In this podcast,three great physicians come to gether to discuss colon cancer. Dr. Sabina Khan, a gastroenterologist with Rigeview, Dr. Dawn Stapleton , a general surgeon with Lakeview Clinic, and Dr. Purvi Gada, an oncologist and hemotologist with Minnesota Oncology; together they cover history, screening, staging and treatment for colon and colorectal cancer.
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- Colon cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.
- USPSTF recommendation states approximately 10.5% of new colorectal cancer occurs in individuals younger than 50 years old.
- Incidence of colorectal cancer has increased by almost 15% from the early 2000s to 2016.
- Recommended age to start colon screening is now at 45 years, down from 50 years old.
- screening tests and intervals are fecal immunochemical testing or high-sensitivity guaiac-based fecal occult blood testing every 2 years
- Colonoscopy every 10 years
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 10 years - plus fecal ummunochemical testing every 2 years.
Post-Colonoscopy Complications & Review of Enhanced Recovery
Programs in Colon Surgeries
- Complications post-colonoscopy
- ERAS: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
- Fast track surgery protocols - shortened hosptial length of stay
- Adjuvant therapies
- Targeted therapies
- Treatment side effects
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