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Colorectal cancer: clinical review

Colorectal cancer: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

October 23, 2014

Updated

October 23, 2014

Programme Description

In this article Dr Shelize Khakoo and colleagues provide an overview of the diagnosis and management of colorectal cancer. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include risk factors, common presenting symptoms such as rectal bleeding, and use of colonoscopy.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be able to:
  • Recognise the risk factors and symptoms of colorectal cancer
  • Describe the stages and treatment options
  • Develop a referral pathway for colorectal cancer patients
  • Faculty

    Activity authors
    Dr Shelize Khakoo
    Clinical research fellow
    The Royal Marsden Hospital (NHS and Private Care)
    London
    UK

    Dr Amitesh Roy
    Clinical research fellow
    The Royal Marsden Hospital (NHS and Private Care)
    London
    UK

    Professor Julian Teare
    Consultant gastroenterologist
    The Royal Marsden Hospital (NHS and Private Care)
    London
    UK

    Dr Sheela Rao
    Consultant medical oncologist
    The Royal Marsden Hospital (NHS and Private Care)
    London
    UK

    Dr Naureen Starling
    Consultant medical oncologist
    The Royal Marsden Hospital (NHS and Private Care)
    London
    UK

    Professor David Cunningham
    Consultant medical oncologist and head of the GI unit
    The Royal Marsden Hospital (NHS and Private Care)
    London
    UK

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanthan
    GP
    London
    UK

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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