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Surgical Complications Linked to Delayed Chemo in CRC Patients
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Patients who have complications after colorectal cancer surgery are less likely to get chemotherapy, even when it is clearly recommended for their diagnosis, a study in the December issue of the journal Diseases of the Colon & Rectum.

In addition, patients with complications were more than twice as likely to have their chemotherapy delayed for more than 120 days after diagnosis or two months after surgery (the appropriate timeframe for receiving chemotherapy).