Clear margins rectal cancer
As a cancer patient what does it mean to have clear margins but precancerous cells presents?
I was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma in December 2011. After two surgeries my oncology Dr told me the tumors were gone with clear margins but they found precancerous cells. Should I be concerned?
With surgery for cancer, the malgnancy tends to return at the edges of where the surgery ended - the margins. It sounds like there are some abnormal cells there. Has he recommended a course of treatment?
Can magnetic resonance imaging predict circumferential margins and TNM stage in rectal cancer?
This study was designed to assess whether preoperative magnetic resonance imaging scans were able to predict 1) pathologic tumor and node stage, and 2) those patients with a pathologically clear circumferential resection margin.