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Older adults at higher risk of complications following colorectal cancer surgery
Older adults at higher risk of complications following colorectal cancer surgery (April 10, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From California - According to a report published in JAMA Surgery, older individuals are at higher risk of complications following colorectal cancer surgery. Researchers studied a nationwide sample of patients undergoing colorectal cancer resection from 2001-2010. Results showed that patients aged 80 and older were 1.7x more likely to require urgent admission to the hospital, when compared to those under 65
 
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