Palliative resections in metastatic colorectal cancer: to whom and when? literature review



Morbidity and mortality from colorectal cancer remains high in the world, despite the undoubted success in the treatment of this pathology in recent years. The main cause of death is the progression of the disease in form of metastatic process. In this clinical group it is impossible to apply a standardized approach to treatment due to many different options for the course of the pathological process, which requires a constant search for a solution to the problem and selection of effective treatment options. The aim of this review was to investigate the feasibility of performing palliative surgery for rectal and colon cancer and their impact on overall survival and treatment efficacy. There is no doubt that there is a need for large RCTs.