Michael Buckstein, M. Data were included for patients who received chemoradiation and 99 treated with lone radiotherapy median age, 72 years. The researchers found that, compared to patients treated with lone radiotherapy, patients receiving chemoradiation had improved unadjusted overall survival; however, after propensity-score method adjustment, there was no significant between-group difference in overall survival hazard ratio, 0.
Rectal pain can refer to any pain or discomfort in the anus, rectum, or lower portion of the gastrointestinal GI tract. This pain is commonand the causes are rarely serious. Oftentimes, it results from a bout of muscle spasms or constipation.
Chemoradiotherapy CRT is accepted as the standard initial treatment for squamous cell anal cancer. However, frail elderly patients cannot always tolerate full-dose CRT. This paper reports the results of a modified regimen for this group of patients.
Bowel incontinence is an inability to control bowel movements, resulting in involuntary soiling. It's also sometimes known as faecal incontinence. The experience of bowel incontinence can vary from person to person.
Lairson, Elizabeth Y. Chiao, Prajnan DasMichael D. Objective: To determine the lifetime and phase-specific cost of anal cancer management and the economic burden of anal cancer care in elderly 66 y and older patients in the United States.
Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. For most cancers, information on treatment tolerance and results for elderly patients is quite limited.
Sometimes I leak a small amount of feces without noticing it. It just appears in my pants. What can I do about this?
Pruritis ani is a dermatological condition characterized by itching in the anal area. The itching may become worse at night or after a bowel movement. Scratching the area results in further irritation and makes the itching worse instead of relieving it. Scratching with the fingernails may result in skin damage or an infection.