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How effective is a bowel resection for treating colon cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Best treatment: All primary colon tumors must be resected. If localized, cure is very high. If mets already present it is still essential to remove primary since latter is polyclonal while mets to liver or lung are monoclonal and wont spread. If primary left to treat mets then new clones develop in primary and will continue spreading to new sites. Always resect the primary colon tumor with margins.

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