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Finding and removing polyps in the large bowel (colon) can prevent colon cancer. PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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All items have response choices True, False, or Don’t know. Finding and removing polyps in the large bowel (colon) can prevent colon cancer. People can have colon cancer or polyps and not have any symptoms.

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Finding and removing polyps in the large bowel colon can prevent colon cancer

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  • Finding and removing polyps in the large bowel (colon) can prevent colon cancer.

  • People can have colon cancer or polyps and not have any symptoms.

  • A stool blood test is a screening test that uses a liquid called barium to see the entire large bowel (colon).

  • Having a colonoscopy involves taking laxatives to clear the bowel.

  • It is recommended that people over 50 have a colonoscopy every year to screen for colon cancer.

  • Colon cancer is not a common cancer.

  • Colon polyps are small growths in the bowel that can lead to cancer.

  • People over 50 are at greater risk for developing colon cancer than people who are under 50.

  • It is recommended that people over 50 have a stool blood test every 5 years to screen for colon cancer.

  • Screening can find colon cancer early, when cure is likely.

  • My risk for colon cancer is affected by dietary intake (that is, what I eat and drink).

  • My risk for colon cancer is affected by the types of genes I have.

  • My dietary intake and types of genes work together to affect my risk for colon cancer.

  • A blood test can measure the different types of vitamins in my body.

  • A blood test can show the types of genes I have.

  • Diet and gene testing can show if I have colon cancer now.

  • Having a low level of folate in the body can protect me from colon cancer.

  • The type of MethyleneTetrahydrofolateReductase (MTHFR) gene I have does not affect my risk of colon cancer.

  • Results of a diet and gene test can show if I should change my intake of folate.

  • Diet and gene testing are commonly done in physician offices as part of routine care.


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