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12/08/17

Moderate delays safe in treating colon cancer

Despite longer treatment wait times from diagnosis to surgery for patients with colon cancer – some even exceeding the 28-day recommendation by an additional two months – there seems to be no adverse impact on survival rates, according to a Western-led study.

Along with the anxiety caused by a diagnosis of colon cancer, a popular perception exists that removing the tumour as quickly as possible will improve the odds of curing the cancer.

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