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Colon Cancer Webinar: Screening and Prevention

Wed. Mar 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm CDT

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Paul J. Limburg, M.D. will discuss the latest information on colon cancer prevention and screening methods. A live question and answer session will follow his presentation. Sign up to ask questions and to receive email reminders. Speaker Physician: - Paul J. Limburg, M.D. Would you like to: Request An Appointment Learn More About Colon Cancer


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Do your webinars give health professionals CEUs? I am a RN and wife is RD and CDE. Thanks! Jerry

Posted Thu, Mar 26 at 8:33am CDT

soledadandrade

Soledad Andrade replied:

Dear Jerry.
Thank you for your inquiry and for attending the webinar. At this time we do not offer CEU’s for our webinars. Please visit our https://ce.mayo.edu/ for information about upcoming courses.
Thank you,
Soledad

Posted Tue, Mar 31 at 9:57am CDT

Anonymous wrote:

Does moving your bowels frequently help lessen the risk of developing colon cancer? Does using a squat potty help? Thank You

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 7:39pm CDT

soledadandrade

Soledad Andrade replied:

Despite extensive research, there is no convincing link between frequency of bowel movements and risk of colorectal cancer. I am not aware of any research studies that have rigorously evaluated body position during bowel evacuation and colorectal cancer risk. Paul Limburg MD

Posted Fri, Apr 10 at 11:00am CDT

Can you speak a little about Lynch Syndrome?

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 1:51pm CDT

soledadandrade

Soledad Andrade replied:

Lynch Syndrome refers to an inherited predisposition to colorectal and other cancers due to a change in one or more genes involved in DNA mismatch repair (a biologic process that helps eliminate cells with errors in their genetic code). Lynch Syndrome can be suspected based on family history, and confirmed using genetic testing. Colorectal and other cancer screening recommendations are different for Lynch Syndrome families than for the general population, so please consult a healthcare provider for a more detailed discussion if you are concerned about possible Lynch Syndrome.Paul Limburg MD

Posted Fri, Apr 10 at 11:01am CDT

Anonymous wrote:

Excellent and very informative web session. Thank you! I hope you will have a copy of this webinar / presentation on YouTube for later use so I can share with other family members to view.

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 12:58pm CDT

alexsimon

Alex Simon replied:

Hi - This webinar will be available for future viewing on both this page and also on YouTube. Thank you!

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 1:03pm CDT

Anonymous wrote:

Thank you! That was very beneficial webinar and I am so glad you have answered my question, too. It is such an advantage having this type of technology where we can attend such webinar/meeting from our own home. I look [...] View full text  

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 12:55pm CDT

alexsimon

Alex Simon replied:

Hi - Thank you. we look forward to you attend future webinars. They are available here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/hubcap/webinars/

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 1:05pm CDT

Anonymous wrote:

I'm 79 years old. Both of my parents had CRC and my mother died of it at 82. At my last colonoscopy, I was told that because I was over 75, I didn't need any more screenings. I don't understand [...] View full text  

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 12:55pm CDT

soledadandrade

Soledad Andrade replied:

Some professional groups, such as the US Preventive Services Task Force, have recommended that colorectal cancer screening can be stopped after age 75 years for average risk persons. However, individual circumstances (family history, personal history, etc.) should be taken into account. Please discuss your risk profile with your doctor to better understand the potential risks and benefits of continued colorectal cancer screening. Paul Limburg MD

Posted Fri, Apr 10 at 11:03am CDT

Informative presentation: did not answer one question I have often heard posed. Are there any symptoms that would indicate the presence of colon cancer. Changes in bowel habits? Gastric disturbance>

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 12:53pm CDT

soledadandrade

Soledad Andrade replied:

There are some symptoms that could indicate the presence of colon cancer, such as change in bowel frequency, change in stool size (thin caliber), bleeding per rectum, unexplained weight loss, and others. Unfortunately, these symptoms are neither “sensitive” (they don’t always occur even when colon cancer is present) nor “specific” (these symptoms can be associated with conditions other than colon cancer). If you have any of the above symptoms, or others that you are concerned about, ask your doctor if you need a colonoscopy or other diagnostic test. Paul Limburg MD

Posted Fri, Apr 10 at 11:02am CDT

bwhaler

Bill Brennan wrote:

Thank you! I shall meet with my primary care M.D. to discuss the timing of my next colonoscopy. Excellent presentation!

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 12:53pm CDT

Well done! Thank you Paul.

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 12:52pm CDT

Anonymous wrote:

Thank you. I have Lynch and always find any info. such as you gave to be helpful. I would like to hear from other people with Lynch. It feels quite lonely because you don't hear about too many with the [...] View full text  

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 12:52pm CDT

donart

dfa wrote:

Thank you, very informative.

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 12:50pm CDT

neliart

Neli wrote:

Very interesting and easy to understand. Thank you

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 12:50pm CDT

Anonymous wrote:

Excellent information. Thankyou

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 12:49pm CDT

Anonymous wrote:

THANK YOU SO MUCH

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 12:47pm CDT

Anonymous wrote:

can you currently take pills instead of the liquid prep

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 12:47pm CDT

soledadandrade

Soledad Andrade replied:

Thank you. Per your question, the pill base prep can be even more difficult and have more complication than the liquid prep. Its not generally advised.

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 3:23pm CDT

Anonymous wrote:

If someone has abdominal bengin tumor or nodule as described under age 40 and no cancer appearance (already biopsied). How often should it be monitored and are there any special way to get it removed or should it just be [...] View full text  

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 12:46pm CDT

soledadandrade

Soledad Andrade replied:

We are pleased to hear that the tumor was benign. We would need more details to provide any recommendations on treatment. You will need to contact your health provider for more information. Feel free to reach to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. Thanks for attending our webinar.

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 3:27pm CDT

Anonymous wrote:

in round numbers what is the cost of the tests

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 12:44pm CDT

soledadandrade

Soledad Andrade replied:

The costs of each test varies by region and insurance provider. You can contact your insurance provider to ask. Thank you.

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 3:25pm CDT

Anonymous wrote:

U what can be given to prevent nausea -vomiting in the preparation leading up to colonoscopy

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 12:44pm CDT

Anonymous wrote:

I have been diagnosed with SPS I have now had 20 flat polyps removed do you need to remove the colon in theses cases?

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 12:42pm CDT

hendisusanto

Hendi wrote:

do certain races have higher/lower risks?

Posted Wed, Mar 25 at 12:35pm CDT