Treatment of Recurrent Disease

  • Jack Donald Hardcastle
Part of the Europe Against Cancer European Commission Series for General Practitioners book series (EC SER.PRACTIT.)


Recurrence may be local or distant, local recurrence being more common after surgery for rectal cancer. The commonest site for distant recurrence is in the liver, but occasionally the lungs, bone or skin may be affected. Once diagnosed recurrence is difficult to treat and rarely curable.


Local Recurrence Rectal Cancer Hepatic Resection Hepatic Metastasis Distant Recurrence 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Donald Hardcastle
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  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity Hospital Queen’s Medical CentreNottinghamUK

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