[Reasons for the late diagnosis of rectal cancer].

Abstract

At present, patients with rectal carcinoma are admitted for clinical treatment only 8-10 months following the appearance of typical symptoms. In 115 patients followed up the tumor size was on an average 5 cm. In 79 cases (68.7%) the tumor could be revealed in manual examination of the rectum, however, the correct diagnosis was established not earlier than… (More)

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