Colonic Polyps and Colon Cancer

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Abstract

Globally, more than 1 million new cases of colorectal cancer (CRC) are diagnosed each year and CRC accounts for 10% of all cancer deaths. Symptoms (i.e., hematochezia, melena, change in bowel habits, etc.) and signs (i.e., anemia, positive fecal occult blood test, etc.) of CRC can be subtle and non-specific, but often indicate relatively advanced-stage disease. Since prognosis is inversely associated with CRC stage, early detection of premalignant adenomas or locally-invasive cancers is a clinical priority. Therapy for invasive malignancy is multi-modal and can involve surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Although not universally applied, guidelines have been developed for post-therapeutic CRC surveillance to detect recurrent and metachronous lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationSmall and Large Intestine and Pancreas
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages351-360
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781405182744
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 31 2010

Keywords

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adenoma
  • Hyperplastic polyp
  • Serrated adenoma
  • Tubular adenoma
  • Tubulovillous adenoma
  • Villous adenoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Kisiel, J. B., & Limburg, P. J. (2010). Colonic Polyps and Colon Cancer. In Practical Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Small and Large Intestine and Pancreas (pp. 351-360). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444328417.ch49