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Power to Predict Podcast, Recommendations for Prevention and Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer, and More

By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Related to: Claims, Communication, Primary Care, Informed Consent, Nursing, Other Specialties, Publications

CRICO Insights: September 2020

5 Recommended Steps for Prevention and Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer

1.

Assess patients for colorectal cancer risk factors, particularly family history.

2.

Stratify patient’s risk into one of three groups: average risk, moderate risk, and high risk*.

3.

Offer appropriate screening modalities according to patient risk and preference.

4.

Identify advantages and disadvantages of each screening modality.

5.

Confirm that patient adequately completes required bowel cleanout.

Read more: Colorectal Patient Safety and Prevention and Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer

Take the Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer Test.

 

*The recent death of actor Chadwick Boseman, age 43, from late stage colon cancer reinforces the importance of these recommended steps, detailed in our decision support tool. For example, ten percent of colorectal cancers occur in patients younger than age 50 and definite risk factors at any age include: being African-American, strong family genetic syndromes or CRC history, obesity, heavy drinking, and smoking.


 

 

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September 17, 2020
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