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Apr 10, 2015 · Webinar: Screening and Prevention for Colon Cancer in Cancer

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

Apr 10, 2015 · Webinar: Screening and Prevention for Colon Cancer in Cancer

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

Apr 10, 2015 · Webinar: Screening and Prevention for Colon Cancer in Cancer

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

Apr 10, 2015 · Webinar: Screening and Prevention for Colon Cancer in Cancer

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

Mar 31, 2015 · Webinar: Screening and Prevention for Colon Cancer in Cancer

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

Mar 25, 2015 · Webinar: Screening and Prevention for Colon Cancer in Cancer

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.

Mar 25, 2015 · Webinar: Screening and Prevention for Colon Cancer in Cancer

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

Mar 25, 2015 · Webinar: Screening and Prevention for Colon Cancer in Cancer

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.