Colon Cancer’s Location May Determine Patient Survival
Manoj Mehta 31 Oct 2016 No Comment
Study found ‘right-sided’ tumors had worse prognoses, with implications for screening and treatment
A study in JAMA Oncology showed that patients with cancer found on the left side of the colon were almost 20% less likely to die than those with cancer on the right side of the colon. Dr. David Bernstein at Northwell Health in New York said left-side cancers usually present with partial obstruction or bleeding, so they tend to be diagnosed earlier.
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