Early and Definitive Surgical Therapy for Colonic and Rectal Cancer

  • Maus W. StearnsJr.
Part of the Sloan-Kettering Institute Cancer Series book series (SKICS)


The term “prophylactic surgery” in regard to cancer is not applicable to many anatomical sites. However, it is increasingly clear that the detection and removal of adenomas substantially reduces the incidence of colonic and rectal cancer.


Rectal Cancer Anterior Resection Local Method Abdominoperineal Resection Regional Nodal Metastasis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maus W. StearnsJr.
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  1. 1.Rectal and Colon ServiceMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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