Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, with more than 132,000 new cases each year.
Drs Jennifer Rusiecki and Adam Cifu produced a guideline to recommend appropriate endoscopic surveillance options for colorectal cancer survivors.
|Surgical resection is the treatment of choice for nonmetastatic disease|
|Journal of the American Medical Association|
Surgical resection is the treatment of choice for nonmetastatic disease.
Dr Rusiecki's team comments, "Proper surveillance of patients after surgical resection is critical because 10% of patients experience a local recurrence, and 20% experience a distal recurrence after surgical resection."