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Colorectal cancer–surgical and non-surgical palliation

Christopher Macklin and Bill Hulme

in Colorectal Cancer

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199590209
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739675 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199590209.003.0011

Series: Oxford Oncology Library

Colorectal cancer–surgical and non-surgical palliation

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• Approximately half of patients with colorectal will die of their disease and a significant proportion will need surgical and/or medical palliation • Decision making involving the patient and the palliative care and surgical teams is paramount to ensure appropriate and timely treatment • Malignant bowel obstruction can be relieved through a variety of surgical interventions or ameliorated pharmacologically • Tenesmus or unacceptable rectal symptoms may need a combined approach for symptom control.

Chapter.  2211 words. 

Subjects: Medical Oncology

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