Colon Cancer

On this episode of Medical Edge, we spoke with colon surgeon Dr. John Pemberton.  We discussed the symptoms and treatment for colon cancer and the robotic surgery that makes recovery much quicker.

Listen to the program here.  Medical Edge Weekend 6-25-12


  1. Fred
    Posted June 23, 2012 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    When will the Cologuard stool test be available?

    • Tracy
      Posted July 13, 2012 at 11:37 am | Permalink

      Dr. Pemberton says “The Cologuard test should be available at Mayo by the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2013”
      Thanks for listening!

  2. michelle
    Posted June 23, 2012 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    I have FAP and also desmoid tumors removed fro tummy area. Had colonoscopy and some polyps are 10mm. Due to mesh reconstuctipon my oncologist said im unable to have surgery for removal of colon. Im not under and doctor for the bowel at tge moment, but getting worried what could happen. Just wondering if you could give me any information about this. I would be very grateful

    • Tracy
      Posted July 13, 2012 at 11:37 am | Permalink

      Dr. Pemberton says “Your situation (FAP, desmoids, polyps on recent colonoscopy, previous mesh placement) is very complicated and I would ask you to seek help from the Mayo Gastrointestinal Neoplasia Clinic. They have a special interest and expertise with patients just like yourself. Your local MD can reach them and arrange for a consultation.”

      Thanks for listening!

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