Non-Curative Surgery for Cancer of the Large Bowel

  • S. J. Watson
  • R. J. Nicholls
Part of the Focus on Cancer book series (3292)


In England and Wales, approximately 24 000 patients present each year with colorectal adenocarcinoma [1]. In the USA there are 157 000 new cases annually [2]. The main treatment modality is surgical, but due to the insidious nature of the disease and the lack of a suitable screening tool, only about 50–82% [1, 3–8] have surgery undertaken with curative intent. This leaves a very large number of patients with colorectal cancer who require palliation of symptoms.


Colorectal Cancer Rectal Cancer Hepatic Metastasis Local Excision Peritoneal Carcinomatosis 
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