Colorectal Cancer Update

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Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Screen for colorectal cancer in adult patients using fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy beginning at age 50 years and continuing until age 75 years.

2. Utilize documentation of clinical decision tools to foster patient engagement and facilitate shared decision-making about CRC screening options.

3. Establish an automated or staff-driven process to send CRC screening invitations containing personalized risk-estimates to patients.

4. Coordinate communication with the oncologist, including formal survivorship care plans, to outline follow-up plans for surveillance after polypectomy and CRC resection.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/16/2019

Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP, Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/16/2019
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