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Does chemotherapy after surgery improve survival in older patients with colon cancer?

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the use of chemotherapy after surgery in elderly patients with stage 2 and 3 colon cancer. Researchers suggested that chemotherapy after surgery improves outcomes in patients with stage 3 colon cancer. Some background Life expectancy in the Western countries has increased. Colorectal cancer is diagnosed most...

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Oxaliplatin based treatments as adjuvant chemotherapy treatment in colon cancer patients

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of a 3-month oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy treatment after surgery in patients with stage 3 colon cancer. Researchers suggested 6-months of treatment is associated with better outcomes. Some background The current standard treatment for stage 3 colon cancer patients is surgery followed by...

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Obesity is associated with wound infection after colorectal cancer surgery

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the association between obesity and wound infection after colorectal cancer surgery. Researchers suggested that obesity is associated with a higher risk of wound infection. Some background Obesity has increased over recent decades and continues to rise. Prior studies have shown that obesity is associated...

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Lymph node ratio as a risk factor of recurrence in stage 3 colorectal cancer

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the prognostic role of the lymph node ratio (LNR; number of lymph node metastasis per lymph nodes removed) in stage 3 colorectal cancer following post-surgery chemotherapy. Researchers suggested that LNR is strongly associated with recurrence risk (when the cancer comes back) in these patients.  Some...

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Biofeedback therapy helps to treat side effects of surgery to rectal cancer

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of biofeedback therapy in rectal cancer patients with anterior resection syndrome (ARS) after rectal surgery. Researchers reported that this therapy can improve the anal function after rectal surgery. Some background ARS is a common condition after rectal surgery. Patients with this condition...

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Lateral pelvic lymph node metastasis has a prognostic role in rectal cancer

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the prognostic role of extramural tumor deposits (clusters of cancer cells not attached to the main tumor) in the pelvic area in rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that tumor deposits near the pelvic lymph nodes was a useful predictor of prognosis. Some background Colorectal cancer is one of the most common...

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Post-surgery complications associated with reduced survival rates in colon cancer

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the association between the most frequent post-surgery complications and survival rates and recurrences (when the cancer comes back). Researchers reported that post-surgery complications have a strong impact on short and long term survival.  Some background A high number of patients with colorectal cancer...

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Unplanned readmission to hospital after colorectal surgery: how often does it happen and why?

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined how often and why patients are readmitted to hospital within 90 days of colorectal cancer surgery. Some background Treatment for colorectal cancer often involves surgery, which can be followed by chemotherapy. After a short recovery period in hospital most patients will continue their recovery at home....

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Protective stomas are often created for rectal cancer patients, but do they help?

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study assessed whether a protective stoma (a surgically created opening from the abdomen to bowel) benefits rectal cancer patients undergoing low anterior resection. Some background Low anterior resection is a standard surgery for rectal cancer. It involves removing the rectum and in some cases other parts of the bowel. Where...

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What are the long-term outcomes of patients with cancer in the rectum and in a limited number of other organs?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the outcome of patients with rectal cancer that had spread to a limited number of other organs after treatment of the rectal tumor. Some background Rectal cancer can spread from the rectum to other organs and tissues of the body. This is referred to as metastasis. If the cancer only spreads to a small...

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