Bowel Cancer - Alan Fraser

Date Published: 
Monday, February 19, 2018
Duration: 
26:31

Dr Alan Fraser discusses bowel cancer screening, surveillance and general management in primary care. Alan is a gastroenterologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Auckland. He is a member of Auckland Gastroenterology Associates based at MercyAscot Specialist Centre.

 

Topics:

  • overview of bowel cancer in NZ
  • risk profiles and lifestyle factors
  • are Aspirin, NSAIds, HRT etc. protective?
  • early detection and red flags
  • questions when taking history
  • tests to request
  • Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) for symptomatic patients
  • referral for standard colonoscopy or CT colonography?
  • key information to include in the referral
  • surveillance of asymptomatic patients and screening.

Take home message

  • Good prognosis if diagnosed early.

  

Resources

 

Presenter

Alan Fraser
Gastroenterologist, Associate Professor

To contact Alan Click here.

  

This podcast episode is supported by RNZCGP in conjunction with MercyAscot.

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