Prognostic role of side where colon cancer occurs

Does the location of colon cancer — left or right side — matter for survival? A new report published online by JAMA Oncology reviewed medical literature to examine the prognostic role of a primary colon cancer tumor being located on the left vs. right side. It has been suggested that localization of colon cancer on either the right or left side may influence prognosis because of differing biological features. Clinical presentation for right and left colon cancer can differ and right and left colon cancers are also genetically distinct. A review and meta-analysis by Fausto Petrelli, M.D., of the ASST…
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