Time for a paradigm shift in the follow-up of colorectal cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Dis. 2020 Oct 12. doi: 10.1111/codi.15401. Online ahead of print.


The aim of follow-up after treatment for colorectal cancer (CRC) is twofold: For the individual patients, the aim is to detect and treat recurrence and sequelae. However, for the healthcare professional, an equally important aim is to follow the general standard of care (morbidity, early and late mortality, sequelae, etc.); to understand the consequences of changing practice i.e. robotic surgery, TaTME, new drugs, etc.; and to identify problems or fields that should be addressed in post-graduate

training and trials.