May 27, 2013 - 2:14 pm
I was wondering if any of you had information on the implications of circumferential tumor.
My dad has been diagnosed with colon cancer last week and the doctor told us the tumour was wrapped around the colon therefore being circumferential.
After looking online it seems that these tumours are usually in more advanced states based on one study I found:
Out of 59 patients 57 where at T3 and 2 at T4 and half of the patients had nodal status of N0 and the other half N1. (based on 59 patients)
I also read that circumferencial tumors were more agressive and more complicated to opperate.
Can any of you provide me with additional information on this specific type of tumor?
Thanks so much.