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In contrast, liver metastases are much more common. Furthermore, these metastases are confined to the liver in about a quarter of patients. Perhaps, therefore, the emphasis should shift towards the early detection of liver metastases. It is worth noting that in contemporary studies of liver resection, mortality is less than 5% and about 35% of patients survive five years. These figures are better than the results obtained after primary surgery for many types of gastrointestinal cancer. Furthermore recent studies have shown that patients with disseminated disease who receive systemic chemotherapy at an asymptomatic stage have higher response rates, better quality of life, and improved survival compared with those in whom the administration of chemotherapy is delayed until symptoms appear.

Little evidence exists, however, on the prognostic predictability of these various features. Use of adjuvant therapy in rectal cancer Insufficient evidence exists to support the routine use of systemic chemotherapy in either Dukes’s type B or type C rectal cancer. Anatomical constraints make the rectum less accessible to the surgeon, so it is much more difficult to achieve wide excision of the tumour, and about 50% of recurrences are in the pelvis itself rather than at distant sites. This means that locally directed radiotherapy is a useful adjuvant weapon, and this has been assessed for rectal cancer both before and after surgery.

A review of the published literature suggests a 28-fold difference in costs between the least intensive and most intensive, published, five year follow up protocols. 2 Costs of follow up, suggested by recent study from Italy x x x x £2530 per patient over five years £9050 per recurrence detected £39 890 for each case undergoing further surgery £91 190 for each “cured” patient Wrong target? Clearly, follow up as currently practised is ineffective. Why, therefore, should we continue to follow patients up after apparently curative resection for colorectal cancer?

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