cancer, colorectal, follow up after curative resection
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
BMJ. 2002 Apr 6;324(7341):813 Meta-Analysis
IN cancer, colorectal, follow up after curative resection The Use of
intensive follow up, using frequent computed tomography (CT) and serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)
As Prevention, Secondary
Is better Than
basic follow up
To reduce all cause mortality (absolute risk reduction about 7%), detect earlier all type of recurrences
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2002;(1):CD002200 Systematic Review, Cochrane Review
IN cancer, colorectal, follow up after curative resection The Use of
intensive follow up, using more test, including liver imaging
As Prevention, Secondary
Is better Than
basic follow up
To reduce all cause mortality at 5 years, detect earlier all type of recurrences. No useful data on quality of life, harms or cost-effectiveness were available