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On completion of this subject guide, you should be able to:

Carry out a safe screening and diagnostic approach for the early detection of bowel cancer > http://www.cancer.org.au/content/pdf/HealthProfessionals/ClinicalGuidelines/ClinicalpracticeguidelinesJuly2008.pdf

Discuss screening options with patients who are at high risk of developing bowel cancer > http://wiki.cancer.org.au/australiawiki/images/c/ce/Screening_FHx_Algorithm_Nov_2013.pdf

Outline the different treatment options for patients with various stages of bowel cancer > https://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/bca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=149&Itemid=302

Explain the familial aspects of bowel cancer > http://www.cancer.org.au/content/pdf/HealthProfessionals/ClinicalGuidelines/FamilialGuideJuly2008.pdf

Points for discussion

Are your patients having follow up colonoscopies as per guidelines? What barriers exist to this? 

Consider the psychosocial aspects of a bowel cancer diagnosis. 

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