Long-term complications of pelvic radiotherapy

  • Hannah Simonds University of Stellenbosch
Keywords: pelvic, radiotherapy, complications

Abstract

Complications following pelvic radiation are frequently under-reported and inadequately addressed. This overview examines the nature and the intensity of complications encountered by cancer survivors; it focuses specifically on gastrointestinal and vaginal complications, and the problems surrounding the methods of recording and assessing toxicities.

Author Biography

Hannah Simonds, University of Stellenbosch
MBChB(UCT), MRCP(UK), FRCR(UK), PG Dip HE(UCT) Division of Radiation Oncology Tygerberg Hospital/University of Stellenbosch Stellenbosch
Published
2010-10-06
Section
Review Articles