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Early rectal cancer and malignant polyps

This module focuses on providing an understanding of the management pathway for the patient with early rectal cancer and explores indications and decision-making in relation to local excision versus resection for early rectal cancer.

Early rectal cancer and malignant polyps
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Learning objectives

  • Define early rectal cancer (ERC) & significant rectal neoplasms (SRNs)
  • Understand the concept of unexpected polyp cancers and how to manage them
  • Describe the investigations for suspected ERC
  • Understand and discuss surgical management options
  • Describe oncological treatment options in ERC
  • Understand concept of ‘shared decision making’