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Lymph node evaluation in colorectal cancer patients: a population-based study.
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The association of demographic variables, particularly patient age and geographic location, with adequate lymph nodes evaluation indicates that local surgical and pathology practice patterns may affect adequacy of lymph node evaluation. Expand
American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer: Update of Early Detection Guidelines for Prostate, Colorectal, and Endometrial Cancers: ALSO: Update 2001—Testing for Early Lung
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The authors review the “cancer‐related check‐up,” clinical encounters that provide case‐finding and health counseling opportunities, and the ACS is issuing an updated narrative related to testing for early lung cancer detection for clinicians and individuals at high risk of lung cancer in light of emerging data on new imaging technologies. Expand
Is local excision adequate therapy for early rectal cancer?
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Local excision of early rectal cancer carries a high risk of local recurrence, and when compared with radical surgery, local excision may compromise overall survival in patients with T2 rectal cancers. Expand
Primary Perineal Wound Closure After Preoperative Radiotherapy and Abdominoperineal Resection has a High Incidence of Wound Failure
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Wound complications are frequent after abdominoperineal resection and primary closure of the perineum, and preoperative radiation therapy doubles the rate of total and major perineal wound complications. Expand
Malignant tumors of the anal canal
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A large consecutive series of patients with cancer of the anal canal, including all histologies, who received chemoradiotherapy as the primary treatment modality are reviewed. Expand
Increasing prevalence and severity of Clostridium difficile colitis in hospitalized patients in the United States.
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The prevalence, case fatality, total mortality rate, and colectomy rate of C difficile colitis significantly increased from 1993 to 2003, providing compelling evidence of the changing epidemiological features of C diffusion colitis. Expand
Increased risk of rectal cancer after prostate radiation: a population-based study.
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A significant increase in development of rectal cancer after radiation for prostate cancer was noted and radiation had no effect on development of cancer in the remainder of the colon, indicating that the effect is specific to directly irradiated tissue. Expand
Surgical therapy for anorectal melanoma.
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In patients who have undergone resection with curative intent for anorectal melanoma, most recurrences occur systemically regardless of the initial surgical procedure. Expand
Impact of preoperative radiation for rectal cancer on subsequent lymph node evaluation: a population-based analysis.
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Lymph node staging in patients who undergo preoperative RT must be interpreted with caution and studies are needed to evaluate the clinical relevance of node number and pathologic staging after preoperativeRT for rectal cancer. Expand
A Pathologic Complete Response to Preoperative Chemoradiation Is Associated With Lower Local Recurrence and Improved Survival in Rectal Cancer Patients Treated by Mesorectal Excision
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A pathologiccomplete response to preoperative chemoradiation is associated with improved local control and patient survival, and for patients without pathologic complete response, the pathology stage does not have prognostic significance. Expand
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