In the U.S., colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer diagnosed among men and women and the second leading cause of death from cancer. CRC largely can be prevented by the detection and removal of adenomatous polyps. Talk to average risk patients beginning at of 50 and identify high risk patients (such as those with Lynch syndrome or IBD) to encourage screening and reduce deaths from CRC.
Through the Colorectal Cancer Clinical Service Line, AGA offers tools to help you become more efficient, understand quality standards and improve the process of care for patients.
Diagnosis and Management of Lynch Syndrome
Oct. 19, 2015
Managing CRC Risk in IBD Patients
April 16, 2015
March 26, 2015
Bowel Cleansing for Colonoscopy
July 2, 2014
CT Colonography Standards
May 15, 2013
Colonoscopy After Polypectomy
July 3, 2012
Screening for Early Detection
Feb. 13, 2008
Educate your patients
Patients can visit crcawareness.gastro.org for more information on CRC and when to get tested.
Information For Patients
Patient summaries of AGA evidence-based guidelines.
Principles of GI for the NP & PA
Aug. 11, 2017
2017 AGA Postgraduate Course
May 6, 2017
Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)
May 6, 2017
Young Onset Breast and Colon Cancer
April 12, 2017
Hand-Picked Gastrointestional Oncology Sessions at DDW® 2017
April 10, 2017
Manage Your Practice
Manage your practice with useful resources and practice improvement tools including CPT, HCPCS, ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes that are commonly used for GI procedures.
Measure Your quality
Several mechanisms are available for capturing quality data related to the screening and care of patients.