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gold std test
colonoscopy, age 50

also can get sigmoidoscopy
colorectal cancer
-metastisis: to liver and lymph nodes most commonly
-hereditary (check @ 40 if in family)
-high 5 yr survival rate if dx
-more common in men
-sigmoid, rectum, and ascending most common
manifestations
depend on where it is (left and right are different)
may not appear until cancer is advanced
Transverse s/s
pain, obstruction, chg in bowel habits, anemia
ascending s/s (right)
pain, mass, chg bowel habits, anemia
descending s/s (left)
pain, chg bowel habits, BLOOD in stool (bright red), obstruction
rectal s/s
blood in stool, change bowel habits, rectal discomfort
most common
adenocarcinoma
diagnostics
-digital rectal (most w/in finger reach)
-CEA test (carcinoembryonic antigen): post surgery, sees if they got it all
***colonoscopy
treatment
depends on stage
chemo
radiation
nursing diagnoses
fear
ineffective coping
nutrition imbalance
dehydration
nursing goals/planning
relieve pain
quality of life
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