Patients with rectal cancer report ‘good’ quality of life with watch-and-wait approach

Patients with rectal cancer who were observed by a watch-and-wait approach reported “good” quality of life and less major bowel dysfunction than those requiring surgery, according to study results in JAMA Surgery.“Patients observed by the watch-and-wait (WW) approach presumably have a better quality of life (QoL) and functional outcome because they do not require a definitive colostomy and have less surgery-related morbidity,” Petra A. Custers, MD, of the department of surgery at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, and colleagues wrote. “A small matched-controlledRead More