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Third most common cancer in the US

Colon CA

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majority of colon cancers are of what type

endoluminal adenocarcinomas

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all patients with a positive FOBT should receive

colonoscopy

4

diagnostic study of choice for colon cancer
also therapeutic

colonoscopy

5

not useful for screening but is useful for establishing baseline and monitoring treatment efficacy in the treatment for colon cancer

CEA

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T/F CEA has prognostic significance

T

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clinical staging of colon cancer done with

CT C/A/P

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colon spreads hematogenously commonly to what organ

liver

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through what veins does colon cancer travel to the lungs

lumbar vertebral

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everyone over what age have increased risk for colon cancer

50

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premalignant lesions but most do not become cancer

polyps

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higher malignant potential that tubular adenomas

villous adenomas

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size and number of polyps have what effect on malignancy risk

increases risk

14

bowel disease that increase the risk for cancer

UC and Crohns

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which of UC and crohns increases the risk greatest for cancer

UC

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autosomal dominant disease caused by hereditary mutations in the APC tumor suppressor gene

FAP

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hundreds of adenomatous polyps in the colon

FAP