Symptoms And Treatment Of A Diabetic Patient With Cancer Patients

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According to American Cancer society individuals with stage 1 CRC have a 90% five year survival rate with only 12% five-year survival rate with individual with stage 4 CRC. Stage 4 is defined as cancer that has metastasized to distant organs that many include the liver. Current treatment for CRC involves the use of surgery, chemotherapy as well as radiation. Generally surgery is considered first line treatment for CRC in which the affected portion of the colon is removed. Since hyperglycemia in a diabetic patient with CRC is associated with unfavorable disease progression, patients can still undergo surgical and chemotherapy treatment to achieve remission. However, recent studies suggest in patients with hyperglycemia, even after having a surgical procedure to remove the affected colon can still have an increase risk of morbidity and mortality. The notion that hyperglycemia may still play a major role in post op colectomy for cancer patients therefore increasing their risk of morbidity and mortality was further explored in 2012. This study explored the relationship of hyperglycemia to general surgery outcomes by studying the association of operative day and postoperative day 1-blood glucose levels with survival outcomes after colectomy (Jackson, R., Amdur, R. 2012). A retrospective analysis was conducting between 2000-2005 using the Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, linked with Veterans Affairs Decision Support System Blood Glucose values.

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