[Can the prognosis of patients treated surgically in cancer of the rectum or colon be improved by follow-up? Prospective study of 909 patients].

Outpatient follow up may be performed to detect early recurrence or metastasis in the hope to be cured by further surgery. 909 patients have been prospectively followed after resection for cure of colorectal carcinoma. The mean duration of this follow up was 48 months. 1. Only 322 (35.4%) patients agreed to be submitted to an strict regiment of frequent… CONTINUE READING