Most important prognostic factor of colorectal carcinoma
|A||Site of lesion|
|B||Stage of lesion|
|C||Age of pt|
a. Parameters of independent prognostic significance are those indicating depth of spread, inguinal lymph node involvement and DNA-ploidy.
b. Subdivision of the rarer types of anal canal tumour, such as mucoepidermoid carcinoma, microcystic squamous carcinoma and small cell anaplastic carcinoma, these tumours have a poor prognosis.
c. The most useful prognostic information can be gleaned from accurate clinical staging and an assessment of DNA-ploidy status.
d. The prognosis for individuals having colorectal cancer is related to the depth of tumor penetration into the bowel wall and the presence of both regional lymph node involvement and distant metastases.