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What is appropriate follow-up for the patient with colorectal cancer?

  title={What is appropriate follow-up for the patient with colorectal cancer?},
  author={Lange Jm and Wong Wd},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Surgery},
Overall recurrence rates after curative resection for colorectal cancer average 30%. The value of intensive follow-up protocols is assessed from a review of the literature, which reveals that recurrent colorectal cancer can be detected at an earlier stage (average 3 months) and that repeat resection rates for cure can be increased (twofold or more) by intensive follow-up. Despite this, no improvement in survival has been documented. As nonsurgical modalities of therapy for recurrence become… Expand
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