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Physical exercise after surgery is associated with improved recovery from colorectal cancer

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of exercise on recovery from colorectal cancer surgery. Researchers reported that exercise was associated with an improved recovery. Some background Recovery after surgery is only complete when the patient is able to return to normal day-to-day life. Not all colorectal cancer patients recover their...

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Comparing the safety of surgery options for patients with peritoneal metastasis

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and surgery in colon cancer patients with peritoneal metastasis (PM). Researchers reported that HIPEC and surgery was associated with an increased risk of complications. Some background When colon cancer spreads to the abdominal lining (known as...

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Comparison of two treatments for colorectal cancer that has spread to the peritoneum

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared two treatments for peritoneal metastasis in colorectal cancer (cancer that has spread to the lining of the abdomen).  Some background Peritoneal metastasis is a serious complication of colorectal cancer. It is not usually treatable with standard chemotherapy, which is injected into veins or given by...

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Colorectal cancer that has spread to the peritoneum: can muscle mass predict treatment complications?

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether skeletal muscle mass could be used to predict complications in colorectal cancer patients undergoing treatment for cancer that has spread to the peritoneum (the lining of the abdomen). Some background Metastatic colorectal cancer indicates that the cancer has spread from the colon or rectum to another...

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Comparing two chemotherapy drugs for cancer that has spread to the peritoneum

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the outcome of patients with colorectal or appendix cancer that had spread to the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity). Some background Peritoneal metastasis indicates that the initial cancer has spread to the peritoneum. Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CS/HIPEC) is...

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Smoking and surgery

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the impact of smoking on the results of colorectal surgery. Some background Surgery for the removal of colorectal cancer, like any surgical intervention, carries the risk of serious complications. Smoking has been found to be a risk factor for complications in several types of major surgery. This is presumably due...

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XELIRI-bevacizumab versus FOLFIRI-bevacizumab as primary treatment for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The present clinical trial compared two chemotherapy regimens as first-line treatment for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC): XELIRI-bevacizumav versus FOLFIRI-bevacizumab. Some background Approximately one quarter of patients with colorectal cancer (cancer in the large intestine) have metastases,...

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Comparison of two surgical techniques for the treatment of pseudomyxoma peritonei

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 1 comment

In a nutshell The present study compared the efficacy of two surgical techniques to treat pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP): debulking and cytoreduction. Cytoreductive surgery achieved better surgical results and yielded higher 3- and 5-year survival rates, compared with debulking. Some background PMP is a rare condition caused by the production of...

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Treating tumors of the appendix to reduce the risk of spread to the abdominal cavity

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 1 comment

In a nutshell The present study classified tumors of the appendix and reviewed treatments that aim to prevent cancer spread to the abdominal cavity. Some background Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare condition caused by the production of too much mucin (a protein that is secreted in mucus).  PMP affects women more than men and symptoms...

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