Late-onset bowel dysfunction after pelvic radiotherapy: a national survey of current practice and opinions of clinical oncologists.
AffiliationThe Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK. Caroline.Henson@christie.nhs.uk
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AbstractSeventeen thousand patients receive treatment with radical pelvic radiotherapy annually in the UK. It is common for patients to develop gastrointestinal symptoms after treatment. The aim of this study was to determine the current practice of clinical oncologists in the UK with respect to late-onset bowel dysfunction after pelvic radiotherapy, and to discuss the wider issues surrounding current and future service provision for this patient group.
CitationLate-onset bowel dysfunction after pelvic radiotherapy: a national survey of current practice and opinions of clinical oncologists. 2011, 23 (8):552-7 Clin Oncol