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Obesity does not influence outcomes in patients treated for appendix and colon cancer that has spread to the abdominal cavity

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether obesity has any influence on survival in patients with peritoneal surface disease from colon or appendix cancers undergoing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy after cytoreductive surgery. Some background Peritoneal surface disease (PSD) is a condition where cancer has spread to many spots on the...

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Evaluating the benefits of laparoscopy in determining the extent of peritoneal carcinomatosis for patients with colorectal cancer

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

In a nutshell This article evaluated whether the use of a minimally invasive diagnostic technique called laparoscopy before surgery to treat peritoneal carcinomatosis improves the selection of patients who can benefit the most from treatment. The authors of the study found that laparoscopy can be used to select patients for whom surgery may be a...

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