Flashcards in Bowel Cancer Deck (8):
Where is does bowel cancer take place?
Anywhere from the large intestine to the rectum.
Epidemiology of bowel cancer
Fourth most common cancer in UK (after breast, prostate and lung).
Rare below 40 years of age (<1%)
Risk factors for bowel cancer
Symptoms of bowel cancer
Change in bowel habit (typically increased frequency)
Positive predictive value for bowel cancer of rectal bleeding:
Examination finding in bowel cancer
Palpable rectal mass
Investigations for suspected bowel cancer
Colonoscopy (visible lesion), consider biopsy
Double contrast barium enema
CT thorax, abdomen, pelvis (mets)