What drives further workup following a colon cancer diagnosis?

Updated: Apr 15, 2020
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Further workup is driven by the following:

  • Clinical setting (eg, profuse bleeding and obstruction may require emergency surgery)

  • Patient functional status and comorbidities

  • Presenting symptoms

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