The lesion of the second cancer of the large bowel
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2005
Copyright © 1972 British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd.
British Journal of Surgery
Volume 59, Issue 1, pages 16–19, January 1972
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Heald, R. J. and Lockhart-Mummery, H. E. (1972), The lesion of the second cancer of the large bowel. Br J Surg, 59: 16–19. doi: 10.1002/bjs.1800590105
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2005
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2005
A survey is presented of the clinical experience at St. Mark's Hospital with 83 patients suffering from metachronous cancer of the large intestine. It was found that there was a much improved chance of cure in those who were attending the follow-up clinic at the time of the occurrence of their second growth. The reasons for this and the implications in cancer prophylaxis are discussed.