Gastrointestinal problems after pelvic radiotherapy: the past, the present and the future.

@article{Andreyev2007GastrointestinalPA,
  title={Gastrointestinal problems after pelvic radiotherapy: the past, the present and the future.},
  author={H. Jervoise N. Andreyev},
  journal={Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 10},
  pages={790-9}
}
Up to 300,000 patients per year undergo pelvic radiotherapy worldwide. Nine out of 10 will develop a permanent change in their bowel habit as a result. Five out of 10 of all patients will say that this change in their bowel habit affects quality of life and two to three out of 10 will say that this effect on quality of life is moderate or severe. Between one in 10 and one in 20 patients will develop very serious complications within the first 10 years after treatment. This number will increase… CONTINUE READING

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