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  • Colorectal Cancer: A Case Study

    physicians find and remove polyps before they ever have the chance to develop into cancer. It can also help physicians find colorectal cancer early, when it is easiest to treat. Physicians use several tests to screen for colorectal cancer, including: • Colonoscopy: Physicians use a long, thin, lighted tube called a colonoscope to examine the entire colon and rectum. • Guiac-based fecal occult blood test (gFOBT) and fecal immunochecmical test (FIT): Physicians check stool samples for blood. If blood is present in the sample, it might be a sign of a polyp or cancer. • Stool DNA test: Physicians check stool samples for abnormal DNA (genetic material) from polyp or cancer cells. • Sigmoidoscopy: Physicians insert a thin, lighted tube called a sigmoidoscope into the rectum and lower colon to look for polyps or cancer. • CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy): CT colonography uses x-rays and computer processing to create detailed pictures of the inside of the colon. These pictures help the physician identify any suspicious polyps or masses. Colonoscopy is the preferred method of screening by BMC physicians and patients alike. In the decade spanning 2003 to 2013, the Section of Gastroenterology performed approximately 3,000 screening colonoscopies annually (Schroy III 2013). Genetic Counseling Patients with a strong family history of colorectal cancer may be eligible for genetic counseling. Patients who are interested in receiving genetic counseling should visit Genetic Counseling…

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  • Colonoscopy Research Paper

    Do I Really Need a Colonoscopy? Do I really need a colonoscopy? The purpose of a colonoscopy is to detect and/or evaluate the health of the large intestine, otherwise known as the colon. How do you know if you really need one? Colon Function 101 The primary purpose of the large intestine (colon) is to absorb water and facilitate regulation of defecation. The large intestine, with a diameter of approximately 7 cm (approx. 2.75 inches) and a length of approximately 1.5 m (approx. 59 inches), is…

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  • Health Belief Model Paper

    Health Issue that is affected by a social condition Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the 3rd most common cancer and second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women (Steele, et al. 2013). Most colorectal cancers develop slowly over several years from a growth tissue often referred as “polyps” which are benign and non-cancerous in nature. Because of this relatively slow growth, CRC is one of the cancers that can be effectively screened for. A colonoscopy is…

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  • Motivational Predictors For CRC Surveillance

    surveillance abstainers to act on their intentions may be lack of information or fear of the CRC surveillance procedure. As fear can be a high threat to health motivational behaviors, Boonyasiriwat et al. (2014) integrated two key concepts from two theoretical frameworks associated with behavior change, the parallel process model and the stage model of fear arousing, to examine psychosocial predictors for CRC screening. Results indicated that perceived colorectal cancer risk, past colonoscopy,…

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  • Narrative Essay: Colon Screening

    Why bother finishing the test? Then Kate thought to herself: “Y’know… It’d be kinda stupid to die just because I didn’t want to finish a test.” Kate called up her doctor, scheduled the colonoscopy, called her boss to take time off of work. This time, She told the doctor to knock her out with anesthesia. No bailing out this time. Well, good news, it was a good idea to finish her colon screening. Bad news? You know what's worse than getting cancer once? Getting cancer twice. There were two tumors…

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  • Bowel Cancer Research Paper

    be present to prevent them from developing into cancerous tumours. It is best to carry out this screening test when the bowel is empty so a patient will be given an enema to flush their bowels which should be taken two hours before their screening test. A colonoscopy can also be used to diagnose bowel cancer, this also involves using a flexible tube however, this is longer than a sigmoidoscope. For this test, the patient must follow a specific diet for a few days before the test and empty their…

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  • Fecal Microbiota Transplant: A Literature Review

    hepatitis B or C, individuals with preexisting colonic diseases such as IBS, IBD, chronic diarrhea or constipation. Individuals with high risk behaviors such as illicit drug use, high-risk sexual behaviors, and recent incarceration. Blood tests as well as stool cultures need to be obtained in order to give the recipient the best outcome and ensure safety of all individuals involved. Though there are several modes of transplantation, the two avenues of transplantation are via nasodoudenal tube…

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  • Genetic/Genomic Nursing Assessment

    For members that have a history of abnormal colon cells or colon cancer, screening colonoscopies should be performed at least every three years. Family members over 50 who have not had a colonoscopy within the past five years should ask about having one ordered. Since the 24-year-old daughter has family members on both sides of her family with a history colon cancer, she has a greater risk for colon cancer and should consider an early screening colonoscopy. To obtain more information about a…

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  • Essay On Colon Cancer

    ablation, a colectomy, a proctectomy, or an ileostomy. The most common procedure performed on colon cancer entails removing the section of the rectum or colon the tumor has affected and sewing the ends together. Like any other treatment, surgery has side effects. The effects include: nausea, pain, excessive bleeding, damage to nearby organs, or infection. Surgery for colon cancer can increase the life of a patient, or if the cancer is mild enough, cure it. Colon cancer is detected by a…

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  • FMT Research Summary

    difficile PCR; culture and sensitivity; giardia antigen • Donors should be informed that their insurance company might hold them financially responsible for all testing required prior to transplant. It is best that they check with their primary care provider and/or insurance company. Fecal Transplantation Procedure Overview 1. Fecal transplantation is usually performed by colonoscopy and less commonly by nasoduodenal tube. Doctors will first insert an IV into one’s vein in order to administer…

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