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Colon Cancer Screening for the PCP

Sandra Quezada, MD, Paul Simmons, MD, and Neda Frayha, MD
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Colon cancer screening guidelines seem to be changing constantly. For the newest updates, tune in to Paul and Neda’s conversation with GI guru, Dr. Sandra Quezada. 

 

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Colonoscopy is not a benign procedure with a perforation rate of 1 in 2000 to 1 in 5,000 procedures . Often the perforation is at the sigmoid flexure . -I had a patient who had several colonoscopes in which the prep picolax and colonlytely did not work . A decade later aged 69 he had bouts of abdominal pain and constipation . A cat scan abdomen with oral contrast revealed a large sigmoid volvulus with partial torsion which was relieved on colonoscopy . In patients over 65 with likely diverticulitis and other anatomical variants a cat scan abdomen with oral contrast before colonoscopy could benefit to guide screening .

Ian L., Dr -

There will be a risk adjustment for patients in the COVID 19 pandemic . The flexible sigmoidoscopy plus the FIT DNA is going to be safer as the first screening option .

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