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Table 3 Stage II, colon and rectal cancer, younger than 76 years – risk factors and planned adjuvant chemotherapy

From: A population-based cohort study on adherence to practice guidelines for adjuvant chemotherapy in colorectal cancer

  Colon Rectum
  Planned CT No CT Planned CT No CT
Total number of patients 663 1159 204 549
pT4 363 (63.5) 209 (36.5) 57 (45.6) 68 (54.4)
N (%)
Poorly differentiated 201 (32.7) 414 (67.3) 49 (29.3) 118 (70.7)
N (%)
Vascular invasion 187 (48.4) 199 (51.6) 73 (32.6) 151 (67.4)
N (%)
Intestinal occlusion 127 (33.7) 250 (66.3) 2 (33.3) 4 (66.7)
N (%)
Lymph node sampling <12, N (%) 116 (27.2) 310 (72.8) 85 (23.2) 281 (76.8)
Perineural invasion 90 (45.9) 106 (54.1) 60 (37.7) 99 (62.3)
N (%)
Intestinal perforation 27 (37.5) 45 (62.5) 24 (37.5) 40 (62.5)
N (%)
  1. More than one criterion can apply for each patient.
  2. Abbreviation: CT, Chemotherapy.