Surveillance after curative resection of colorectal cancer.

  title={Surveillance after curative resection of colorectal cancer.},
  author={Adena Sarah Scheer and Rebecca Ann C Auer},
  journal={Clinics in colon and rectal surgery},
  volume={22 4},
Surgical resection is the primary treatment modality for patients with localized colorectal cancer, but unfortunately one-third to one-half of these patients will develop a recurrence. If detected early, recurrent disease may be amenable to surgical resection and this provides the rationale for a follow-up strategy in patients with resected colorectal cancer. Despite eight published randomized controlled trials and six published systematic reviews evaluating different follow-up strategies… CONTINUE READING