Sorveglianza clinica post-operatoria del carcinoma del colon-retto

Translated title of the contribution: Post-surgical clinical surveillance for patients with colon-rectal carcinoma

Renzo Corvò, Laura Berretta, Michela Marcenaro

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Post-operative follow-up after "curative" surgery for patients affected by colon-rectal carcinoma depends upon multiple variables such as type of operation (conservative or wide surgery), adoption of neo-adjuvant or adjuvant treatments (i.e. radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy) to surgery, the availability of anatomo-pathological or biological parameters predictive of unfavourable prognosis. Even though an international agreement on follow-up policy has not still reached, patients with colon-rectum cancer should be intensively (every 6 months) checked in the first 3 years from surgery and every 12 months afterwards. An early detection of asymptomatic pelvic recurrences or abdominal neoplastic progression may help prolong survival of patients and improve their quality of life.

Translated title of the contributionPost-surgical clinical surveillance for patients with colon-rectal carcinoma
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)633-636
Number of pages4
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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