Cancer screening – what you should know

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cancer-screening-what-you/id43184821... The standard screenings for cancer are for breast, cervical, prostate and colon. For those in a high-risk category, lung, ovarian and liver cancer screenings may be recommended. Therese Bevers, M.D., medical director of Cancer Prevention at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses MD Anderson’s cancer screening recommendations and explains the conflicting cancer screening reports.

Cancer early detection – genetic testing

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cancer-early-detection-genetic/id431... Breast cancer, ovarian cancer and colon cancer are the most common cancer types that are tested for inherited mutations. Banu Arun, M.D., professor of Breast Medical Oncology; Karen Lu, M.D., professor and chair of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine; and Nancy You, M.D., assistant professor of Surgical Oncology; all part of MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Clinical Cancer Genetics...

Diet, microbiota, and microbial metabolites in colon cancer risk in rural Africans and African Americans

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Background: Epidemiologic studies have suggested that most cases of sporadic colon cancer can be attributed to diet. The recognition that colonic microbiota have a major influence on colonic health suggests that they might mediate colonic carcinogenesis. Objective: To examine the hypothesis that the influence of diet on colon cancer risk is mediated by the microbiota through their metabolites, we measured differences in colonic microbes and their metabolites in African Americans with a...
Authors: Junhai Ou, Franck Carbonero, Erwin G Zoetendal, James P DeLany, Mei Wang, Keith Newton, H Rex Gaskins, Stephen JD O’Keefe

Colon Cancer: Prevention and Screening - iBook

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G.S. Raju, M.D., wrote an iBook coverinag all aspects of colon cancer from prevention to treatment to survivorship. The iBook is available for free download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/colon-cancer/id603365489?ls=1 Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MDAnderson and learn from more experts like Dr. Raju.

The connection between genes and colon cancer

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About 20% of colon cancer cases are related to a strong family history of colon cancer. Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, focuses his discussion on the main types of genetic colon cancers including hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome or HNPCC (also called Lynch syndrome) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).

Colonoscopy Introduction

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All month long, in honor of Colon Cancer awareness, Dr. Raju, in the department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, is answering colonoscopy questions on facebook via video from his computer here at MD Anderson.

The Importance of Good Colonoscopy Preparation

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Colon and prostate cancer survivor Robert Ellis talks about preparing for a colonoscopy and the importance of following your doctors' recommendations.

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Dr. G.S. Raju says "You don't want to hear, your prep was not good, we have to do it again."

Colon Cancer Patient Talks About The Surgery

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Prior to starting treatment for his prostate cancer Robert Ellis was instructed by his oncologist to get a colonosopy. During the procedure dangerous polyps were found and removed. With large polyps it is often challenging to remove them without damaging the surrounding colon. G.S. Raju M.D. explains the procedure, and how doctors at MD Anderson remove these tumors, repair the colon and complete the procedures to provide for quick recovery.

Renato Lenzi, M.D., Oncologist, Colon Cancer Survivor and SCOPE honoree

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"Without regular colonoscopies and the great treatment I received at MD Anderson, I would be dead," says Renato Lenzi, M.D., clinical associate professor in GI Medical Oncology. After he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002 during a screening, Lenzi endured months of treatment that included surgery, six months of chemotherapy and five weeks of chemotherapy with radiation. This cancer warrior is being recognized by his colleagues as the honoree of the 2011 Sprint for Colorectal Cancer...

Microsatellite Alterations at Selected Tetranucleotide Repeats Are Associated With Morphologies of Colorectal Neoplasias

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Dr. John M. Carethers discusses his manuscript
"Microsatellite Alterations at Selected Tetranucleotide Repeats Are Associated With Morphologies of Colorectal Neoplasias." To view the print version of this abstract go to http://tiny.cc/d4bt4

Gastroenterology