Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer

April 1, 2015 9:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with localized rectal cancer may achieve similar survival rates by having minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, instead of more invasive open surgery, a European study finds.

According to the American Cancer Society, close to 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States.

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