Colorectal cancer: Management

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Colorectal cancer is common with a lifetime risk of 5% and remains the second most common cause of cancer death with low 5-year survival (55%). Early detection through bowel screening and surveillance of genetic and inflammatory bowel disease high-risk groups aims to identify early disease. Specialist surgery, despite the associated morbidity and mortality offers the best chance of cure. Increasingly isolated multi-organ metastatic disease is resected with good results. This brief article summarizes management of colorectal cancer with focus on early rectal and polyp cancers, which may pose management dilemmas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-307
Issue number6
Early online date23 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015


  • Colorectal
  • Early rectal
  • Neoadjuvant
  • Polyp
  • Surgery


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