Colon Cancer 360: Prevention, Surgery and Therapies Targeting Millennials

What will be covered:

  • Recent increase in colorectal cancer diagnosis in younger individuals including presumed explanation for this change.
  • In response to higher rate of colorectal cancer in younger individuals, guidelines have been changed so that younger individuals quality for colorectal cancer screening
  • Various methods for colorectal cancer screening are available including colonoscopy, imaging tests, and stool-based testing all of which have advantages and disadvantages

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss increasing incidence of young-onset colorectal cancer
  • Describe recent changes to the colorectal cancer screening guidelines
  • Identify available modalities for colorectal cancer screening
  • Discuss how to counsel younger patients diagnosed with Lynch syndrome
  • Discuss timing for surgery
  • Discuss choice of open vs. minimally invasive approach to colon cancer resection: basics steps of surgical resection.
  • Discuss the role of segmental resection vs. subtotal colectomy in setting of Lynch syndrome.
  • Discuss the important role of a multidisciplinary approach: a tight collaboration between primary care providers, gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons and oncologists.

Wednesday, May 18 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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For Professionals, Continuing Medical Education

Medical Topic



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