This reference provides general practitioners with everything they need to know about colorectal cancer. Changing trends in incidence and mortality are discussed, together with dietary factors and possible preventative measures. Screening for groups at high risk of developing colorectal cancer are discussed, together with the most appropriate methods of high risk and population screening. The diagnosis and investigation of patients with symptoms are described. The surgical treatment is discussed, together with methods of clinical pathological staging. Adjuvant therapy and the treatment of recurrent disease is also detailed.
How frequent is colorectal cancer?- Trends in incidence and mortality.- Epidemiology and aetiology of colorectal cancer.- High risk groups.- Adenomas.- Symptoms.- Investigations.- Screening for colorectal cancer.- Treatment of the adenomatous polyps.- Follow-up after adenoma removal.- Surgical treatment.- Adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy.- Pathology of colorectal cancer.- Clinicopathological staging and prognosis.- Follow-up after treatment of carcinoma.- Treatment of recurrent disease.
Series: European Commission Series for General Practitioners
Number Of Pages: 30
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 20.96
Weight (kg): 0.12