Episode from the podcastSurgery 101

38. Rectal Cancer Basics

Released Wednesday, 6th April 2011
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In this episode, Dr Jonathan White reviews the basic concepts relating to the diagnosis, staging and treatment of rectal cancer.
After listening to this podcast, learners should be able to:
  • list the typical symptoms of rectal cancer
  • explain the importance of rectal examination in diagnosis
  • outline how rectal cancer is staged
  • describe the information considered when planning treatment for rectal cancer
  • list the operations performed for rectal cancer
  • list the important outcomes of rectal cancer surgery


Running time 28:19