Anal canal cancer clinical practice guidelines in oncology Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anus Neoplasms
  • Medical Oncology

abstract

  • An estimated 3,990 new cases of anal cancer will occur in 2005, accounting for approximately 1.6% of digestive system cancers in the United States. Prognosis directly depends on the size of the primary tumor and the likelihood of lymphatic spread, with tumors 2 cm or smaller cured in 80% of cases. The NCCN guidelines recommend a thorough evaluation for any patient with a suspicious lesion in the anal canal and include additional recommendations for diagnosis, treatment, and follow up for anal canal cancer. © Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

publication date

  • July 2005

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 16038641

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 510

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 3

number

  • 4