Colorectal cancer is the leading cause of death from gastrointestinal malignancies in the United States. Recent emphasis on screening of high-risk and no-risk individuals in addition to careful postoperative surveillance has decreased the incidence and improved the quality of life of survivors. Although multimodality approaches to treating colorectal cancer are favored, surgical resection continues to be the mainstay for a cure. This article reviews current surgical approaches and advances based on evidence for best practice.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Pages (from-to)||579-592, xi-xii|
|Journal||The Nursing clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Sep 2001|
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