KTEP - El Paso, Texas

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Colorectal Cancer

In observance of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Dennis continues his conversation with Dr. Navkiran Shokar and Maria Chaparro of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.  In this extended online interview, they discuss why colorectal cancer affects such a broad swath of the population.  Dr. Shokar also describes the pros & cons of the 3 exams which are used to detect colorectal cancer: a stool home test, a colonoscopy, and a flexible sigmoidoscopy.  She also goes through the risk factors of colorectal cancer and the steps we can take to lower our risk.

Dr. Shokar and her colleagues will be presenting a lecture on colorectal cancer which will also feature a large, walk-thru colon, on Wednesday, March 27, 5:30-6:30pm, Room 1200 of the Medical Education Bldg of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, 5001 El Paso Dr.  RSVP at 915-757-3178 ext 302, or email Maria Chaparro at maria.chaparro@ttuhsc.edu

Aired March 23, 2013.