Preoperative Radiation May Improve Survival Rates In Advanced Rectal Cancer Patients

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 10:42 in Health & Medicine

A new study shows that preoperative treatment for rectal cancer shouldn't be a "one sized fits all approach." After reviewing nine recent studies, investigators concluded that physicians need to consider a variety of factors such as tumor size, cancer stage and patient preference before deciding on the course of preoperative treatment.

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