Which features are associated with worse prognosis of colon cancer?

Updated: Apr 15, 2020
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Answer

Features that have been shown to be associated with worse prognosis include the following:

  • Bowel obstruction at diagnosis

  • Ulcerative growth pattern

  • Perforation

  • Elevated preoperative CEA level


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