Colon and rectum cancer. Patterns of spread and implications for workup.

@article{Niederhuber1993ColonAR,
  title={Colon and rectum cancer. Patterns of spread and implications for workup.},
  author={John E. Niederhuber},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1993},
  volume={71 12 Suppl},
  pages={
          4187-92
        }
}
The preoperative evaluation of patients diagnosed as having colon or rectum cancer is influenced by the anatomic location of the primary tumors; the knowledge that 10-25% of patients harbor detectable metastases at time of initial diagnosis; the observation that as many as one-third of patients with isolated metastases may achieve significant survival benefit by aggressive surgery; and the need to accurately stage low rectum cancers to permit selection of appropriate surgery. Patients are… CONTINUE READING
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