In this review, the standard medical treatment of patients with colorectal cancer in Denmark is outlined in a pragmatic way. Three typical patient scenarios are described: the post-operative adjuvant setting, the patient with curable metastasis and the patient in palliative treatment. The biomedical knowledge about the disease and treatment options should always be combined with a patient-centered approach in order to individualise the treatment according to the patient's values. Furthermore, suggestions for the timing of rehabilitation, palliative care and advance care planning are given.
|Translated title of the contribution||Medical treatment of patients with colorectal cancer in Denmark|
|Journal||Ugeskrift for Laeger|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 12. Nov 2018|