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Colorectal cancer–surgical and non-surgical palliation 

Colorectal cancer–surgical and non-surgical palliation
Colorectal cancer–surgical and non-surgical palliation

Christopher Macklin

and Bill Hulme

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date: 21 January 2021

Approximately half of patients with colorectal will die of their disease and a significant proportion will need surgical and/or medical palliation

Decision making involving the patient and the palliative care and surgical teams is paramount to ensure appropriate and timely treatment

Malignant bowel obstruction can be relieved through a variety of surgical interventions or ameliorated pharmacologically

Tenesmus or unacceptable rectal symptoms may need a combined approach for symptom control.

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