5x5 Rectal Cancer Treatment Protocol Q&A

Bashar Safar, chief of colorectal surgery, describes one of the latest approaches against advanced stage rectal cancer: the 5x5 protocol. As an aggressive form of rectal cancer treatment, the 5x5 protocol delivers 5 grays (Gy) of radiation to patients for five days for a total of 25 Gy.

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Bashar Safar, M.B.B.S.

Bashar Safar, M.B.B.S.

Chief of Colorectal Surgery

EXPERTISE Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon Cancer, Colon Polyps, Colon Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis, Diverticulosis, General Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Rectal Cancer, Rectal Surgery, Ulcerative Colitis

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