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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.

May 18, 2022 05:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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