A pregnant woman in her 30s in the first trimester was evaluated for incidentally detected anemia. At colonoscopy, she was found to have a 3 × 4-cm ulceroproliferative lesion in the rectum 7 cm from the anal verge. A biopsy specimen was reported as moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. No other lesion was found in the rest of colon. What is your diagnosis?
This study sought to determine whether the presence of a coronary stent affected the timing of colorectal cancer resection and the postoperative outcomes.
This Viewpoint discusses the implications of reference pricing, where patients are financially responsible for any excess difference in cost between the agreed-on price for a specific service and the provider’s actual price.
Amri et al assess the effect of screening colonoscopy on outcomes of colon cancer surgery by reviewing differences in staging, disease-free interval, risk of recurrence, and survival and identify whether diagnosis through screening improves long-term outcomes independent of staging.