Emergency presentation of colorectal cancer linked to higher mortality risk

GENEVA — A large percentage of people with colorectal cancer around the world are diagnosed through emergency presentation, according to study results presented at World Cancer Congress.Several factors — including age, cancer type and stage at diagnosis — consistently are linked with increased risk for emergency presentation, and this manner of diagnosis strongly predicts risk for death within 12 months, results showed.“This provides another realization of the importance of optimizing uptake of colorectal screening, because it can prevent or at least reduce risk forRead More

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