2019 GI Oncology Conference
Friday, March 1, 2019
Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines
Agenda and speaker information (pdf) | Click here to register
- Anal Cancer 2019 Update – George Voynov, M.D.
- Role of Nutrition Before, During, After Colorectal Cancer – Crystal Tallman, MFCS, RD, CSP, LD
- Colorectal Cancer Screening and Challenges to Screening – Tagore Sunkara, M.D.
- Circulating Tumor DNA in Colorectal Cancer– Krysten Shipley, MS, CGC
- Total Neoadjuvant Therapy for Rectal Cancer– Christian Schultheis, M.D., FACP
- Management of recurrent rectal cancer - Wolfgang Gaertner, MD, MSc, FACS, FASCRS
- Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer - Tara Graff, DO, MS
- Nursing Perspectives in Caring for Colorectal Cancer Patients - Jill Wolken, RN, BSN, OCN
- Management of Stage IV Colorectal Cancer - May Tee, MD, MPH and Jan Franko, MD, PhD
Colon Cancer Symptoms:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Blood in stool
- Rectal bleeding
- Stomach pain or cramping
- Change in regular bowel habits
- Lack of physical activity
- Being overweight or obese
- Family history of colorectal cancer
- Diet high in red meat or processed meats
- Personal history of inflammatory bowel disease
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer among men and women in the United States
- On average, approximately 1 in 21 men, and 1 in 23 women, will develop colon cancer
- The death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for several decades thanks to an increase in people being screened for the disease and improvements in treatment options.
Colon Cancer Screening
Before undergoing any colorectal cancer screening test, you should consult with your doctor to determine the right test for you. There are several different colorectal cancer screening options available, and your doctor will recommend the option he or she thinks is best for you, based on your medical history. Click on the links below to learn more about common colon cancer screening options.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding colon cancer or screening for colon cancer, please talk with your primary care provider or call Mercy Gastroenterology at 515-222-7600.