Fatigue during preoperative chemoradiation for resectable rectal cancer.

  title={Fatigue during preoperative chemoradiation for resectable rectal cancer.},
  author={Xuemei Wang and Nora Anita Janjan and Hong Guo and Bankole A. Johnson and Martha C. Engstrom and Christopher H. Crane and Tito R Mendoza and Charles S. Cleeland},
  volume={92 6 Suppl},
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the severity and patterns of fatigue during preoperative chemoradiation therapy for locally advanced rectal cancer and determine whether there are predictors for patients who develop severe fatigue. METHODS Seventy-two patients with resectable rectal cancer received chemoradiation (total radiation dose, 45 gray/25 fractions to the pelvis; continuous infusion of 5-fluorouracil [300 mg/m(2)]). The Brief Fatigue Inventory (BFI), a measure that… CONTINUE READING
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