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Laparoscopic Surgery a Safe Choice for Rectal Cancer

In the hands of experts, laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer was as successful as an open abdominal operation. ¬†Cancer free survival after five years wasn’t any different, and cancer was no more likely to return in and around the rectum. Even if surgeons had to change their approach during the operation and convert from laparoscopic to open surgery, outcomes were not affected.

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