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Anterior resection syndrome — the long-term effects of surgery for rectal cancer

01 July 2004

Cancer Nursing Practice


Cancer treatments can cause symptoms that persist for months after completion of therapy. Anterior resection of the rectum is a surgical treatment for rectal cancer...

Rectal irrigation for relief of functional bowel disorders

10 November 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the use of rectal irrigation for the symptomatic relief of functional bowel disorders in certain groups of patients. The authors undertook a...

Nursing care for patients undergoing pelvic exenteration for rectal cancers

10 October 2016

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

Pelvic exenteration is an established surgical procedure aimed at removing primary locally advanced pelvic cancers or recurrent pelvic cancers. Exenteration is major...

Colorectal cancer and how to avoid it

26 June 2015

Primary Health Care


Colorectal cancer represents a significant threat to men and women and in Western societies its incidence is increasing. However, with care, adequate screening and...