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Elderly patients with advanced colon cancer are more likely to develop bowel obstruction with proximal, mucinous, high-grade tumors of a high nodal stage, according to recent results.
In a retrospective cohort study, researchers evaluated incidence and predictive factors of bowel obstruction (BO) among 12,553 patients aged 65 years or older with stage IV colon cancer. Data were collected from the SEER-Medicare database and dated from 1991 through 2005.
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