Palliative management for advanced colorectal cancer

Seung Yoon Yang, Jong Min Lee, Nam Kyu Kim

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Abstract

Over the last two decades, the concept of "palliative" has changed due to the pivotal role of multidisciplinary approach and chemotherapy. Incurable CRC patients may be asymptomatic or present various symptoms from dyspepsia to life-threatening conditions such as malignant obstruction, perforation, and lower gastrointestinal bleeding which needs emergency surgical intervention. The overall survival is still the main endpoint of palliative management in CRC patients. But the quality of residual life affected by surgery, chemotherapy, and any other palliative treatment should not be underestimated but should be an immensely important issue. Multidisciplinary approach is needed for appropriate management to control the symptoms and to improve the quality of life of patients with disease progression and incurable CRC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurgical Treatment of Colorectal Cancer
Subtitle of host publicationAsian Perspectives on Optimization and Standardization
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages407-414
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789811051432
ISBN (Print)9789811051425
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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    Yang, S. Y., Lee, J. M., & Kim, N. K. (2018). Palliative management for advanced colorectal cancer. In Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Cancer: Asian Perspectives on Optimization and Standardization (pp. 407-414). Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5143-2_37