This is a free case-based activity that includes discussion of an 82-year-old active female without systemic disease who is found to have microcytic anemia and weight loss. No other symptomatology. No family history of cancer. On exam she has no abdominal masses. No hepatosplenomegaly, and no palpable inguinal lymph nodes. Rectal exam revealed a mobile 2.5cm lesion at 5’oclock just 1 cm above the sphincters and 4 cm from the anal verge.
- Discuss the standard of care for cT2N0 or cT3N0 distal rectal adenocarcinoma
- Discuss potential alternatives to radical surgery in rectal cancer
- Apply the appropriate approach to the patient and decision making in treating distal rectal cancer, including long-term functional outcomes
Continuing Education Credit
1 Credit/Point is available for participation in this course. Certificate and credit types available include:
- AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- Certificate of Participation may be used to confer credit; however, all final decisions regarding the awarding of credits will be made by the licensing organization to which the credits are submitted.
- Certificate of Completion may be used to document participation, but no credit will be conferred.
- This course expires on December 23, 2018. Participants must complete all necessary course components by this date to receive credit.