Distinguished and experienced surgeons and researchers present the state-of-the-art clinical knowledge of every aspect of this disease. Background chapters describe the epidemiology and pathology of colorectal cancer, including the genetics of colorectal cancer, and methods for screening and staging the disease. Both elective and emergency surgery are discussed in subsequent chapters, as are treatment methods for cancer that has spread to the liver or that is obstructing the large bowel. Non-surgical methods discussed include both chemoprevention and chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
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