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Heather B. Neuman, Erin S. O'Connor, Jennifer Weiss, Noelle K. LoConte, David Y. Greenblatt, Caprice C. Greenberg and Maureen A. Smith Surgical treatment of colon cancer in patients aged 80 years and older Cancer 119

Article first published online: 14 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27765

The objective of the current study was to examine outcomes in patients aged ≥ 80 years with colon cancer who were treated with and without colectomy. Approximately 80% of patients underwent colectomy; survival was found to be decreased for the 46% who underwent urgent/emergent surgery. For both operative and nonoperative patients, the 1-year overall survival rate was lower than the colon cancer-specific survival rate (operative patients: 78% vs 89%; nonoperative patients: 58% vs 78%).

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