Lower GI disease: colorectal cancer

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The aim of this programme is to enable healthcare professionals to provide effective care for people with colorectal cancer.

Learning outcomes

Following completion of this programme you should be able to:

  • Report the incidence of, and mortality and survival rates associated with, colorectal cancer
  • Describe the pathology of the condition
  • List the modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms
  • Outline the main diagnostic investigations used
  • Describe the method of staging tumours
  • Discuss the various treatment regimens
  • Recognise the role of the multi-disciplinary team in the management of colorectal cancer
  • Explain when screening is appropriate