Colon and Rectal Cancer Treatment and Follow-up

Colorectal cancer is a disease of the colon and rectal lining cells (called the mucosa) (Figure TA, … non-polyposis cancer. Symptoms of colorectal cancer

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Colon and Rectal Cancer Treatment and Follow-up
Recommendations
The choice to get some tests on a regular basis (follow-up) or to only go back to your doctor when you have symptoms or problems must be made by the patient in conjunction with your doctors advice. This decision should take into account such factors as the stage of the original cancer. your age, overall health, emotional status, willingness to have additional treatment if something is found, etc. The follow-up recommendations currently used by the author are summarized in Table 4. Other physicians may order more or less tests. We really don\’t have a correct or true answer for each patient.

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