An evaluation of postoperative follow-up tests in colon cancer patients treated for cure.

@article{Peethambaram1997AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of postoperative follow-up tests in colon cancer patients treated for cure.},
  author={Prema P. Peethambaram and Marta Weiss and Charles L Loprinzi and Paul Novotny and J R O'fallon and Charles E Erlichman and Michael J. O'Connell and John A. Laurie},
  journal={Oncology},
  year={1997},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={287-92}
}
BACKGROUND Currently patients with colon cancer who are potentially cured by surgery are followed periodically with physical examinations, blood tests and imaging studies to detect tumor recurrence early, on the presumption that intervention can effect outcome. There is little information to indicate whether frequent visits to the doctor's office or frequent testing improves survival or quality of life. METHODS Ninety-eight patients with resected stage B2, B3 or C (modified Astler-Coller… CONTINUE READING

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