Management of rectal cancer

  title={Management of rectal cancer},
  author={James Shih-Shyn Wu and F.R.A.C.S. F.A.C.S. Victor W. Fazio M.B.M.S.},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
The management of rectal cancer is multidisciplinary, involving surgeons working with medical and radiation oncologists.Surgical options include radical resection with or without restoration of bowel continuity and a variety of local procedures.Adjuvant therapy may decrease the incidence of local recurrence in some cases.Laparoscopic resection has introduced a new approach to major resection that can be done following oncologic principles with encouraging early results with regard to survival… CONTINUE READING