Rectal Cancer: Current Recommendations on Screening, Diagnostic Investigations and Treatment.
Sanford School of Medicine Affiliation
Transplantation and Surgery
Medicine and Health Sciences | Surgery
Despite periodic efforts in creating health awareness, no focused screening or early detection programmes for cancers have been strictly implemented within India. Rectal cancers have a relatively low incidence within the Indian population in comparison to those of the Western World. Combined with cancers of the colon, rectal cancers rank amongst the top five digestive malignancies in India with an apparently increasing incidence in sync with urbanization. Notably, if detected early these cancers could be completely cured or at the least treated to prolong survival. We provide a systematic guideline to screen, diagnose and treat rectal cancers.
Bombay Hospital Journal
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Shukla, Parul J. and Sakpal, Sujit Vijay, "Rectal Cancer: Current Recommendations on Screening, Diagnostic Investigations and Treatment." (2008). Department of Surgery. 14.