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What is recurrent colon cancer risk if inadequate margins were taken?
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: High
Recurrence risk is based on multiple pathological factors.
Inadequate surgery is a significant predictor for recurrence and the patient should be reevaluated soon. Pathologic review and further surgery should be considered.

In brief: High
Recurrence risk is based on multiple pathological factors.
Inadequate surgery is a significant predictor for recurrence and the patient should be reevaluated soon. Pathologic review and further surgery should be considered.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree
In brief: High
Inadequate margins can be associated with a high risk of recurrence and consideration should be given to a re resection.
Close followup with colonoscopies and scans are essential if no further surgery is desired.

In brief: High
Inadequate margins can be associated with a high risk of recurrence and consideration should be given to a re resection.
Close followup with colonoscopies and scans are essential if no further surgery is desired.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
This depends on the original stage of the cancer, and where is was located.
Rectal cancers can sometimes spread outside the areas that can be safely removed. It depends on if the cancer was growing into another structure, or into lymph nodes. The surgeon usually works very hard to remove all cancer, unless it is not safe or cannot be done. Chemotherapy may be indicated, and sometimes radiation rx.

In brief: Depends
This depends on the original stage of the cancer, and where is was located.
Rectal cancers can sometimes spread outside the areas that can be safely removed. It depends on if the cancer was growing into another structure, or into lymph nodes. The surgeon usually works very hard to remove all cancer, unless it is not safe or cannot be done. Chemotherapy may be indicated, and sometimes radiation rx.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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