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Laurence K. Entsuah M.D.
Board Certified Gastroenterologist
Fellowship Training: Georgetown University Hospital and National Institutes of Health


What's Colon Cancer

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Facts
• Colonoscopy performed by a skillfully trained specialist
(Gastroenterologist) is the safest and most uncomplicated test.
• Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death from cancer.
• Colonoscopy is the most accurate way to examine the entire colon.
• Almost all polyps found during a colonoscopy can be removed at that time.
• Removing polyps prevents colon cancer!!!
• 55,000 Americans die every year from
colon cancer.

Risk Factors
Age
• Family history of colon cancer or polyps
• Medical history
- Post-polypectomy
- Malignant polyps
- Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease)

Symptoms
85% of colon cancer victims are symptom free
• Ill-defined abdominal pain
• Weight loss • Blood in stool
• Altered bowel habits
• Decreased stool caliber
• Bright red blood per rectum
Diagnosis = Colonoscopy
Polyps Management = Polypectomy
(polyps removed during colonoscopy)
Cancer Management = Surgery with or without
Chemotherapy

Recommendation
• Fecal occult blood test Every year
• Flexible sigmoidoscopy Every 5 years
• Both of the above Every 1 to 5 years
• Barium enema Every 5 years
• Colonoscopy Every 10 years

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COLON CANCER SCREENING

Laurence K. Entsuah M.D. Board Certified Gastroenterologist
Fellowship Training: Georgetown University Hospital and National Institutes of Health
Insurance companies pay for screening Colonoscopy. Insurance companies expect you to be screened.

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