Surgery for colorectal cancer in elderly patients: a systematic review. Colorectal Cancer Collaborative Group.

  • Published 2000 in Lancet

Abstract

BACKGROUND The effectiveness of surgery for colorectal cancer depends on it being carried out safely, which allows most patients to return to productive lives, with an improved postoperative life expectancy, or at least one that is not diminished by the surgery. Because colorectal cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in elderly people, we have… (More)

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