Long term effect of surgery and radiotherapy for colorectal cancer on defecatory function and quality of life

Gillian Knowles, Rachel Haigh, Catriona McLean, Hamish A Phillips, Malcolm G Dunlop, Farhat V N Din

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Abstract

Survival from rectal cancer has improved substantially. Understanding the consequences of treatment is important to optimise patient support and minimise impact on daily life. We aimed to define the long-term prevalence of pelvic dysfunction following curative rectal cancer surgery (+/- radiotherapy) within the context of overall quality of life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)570-7
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

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