Here is a selection of documents and articles to help you to understand or deal with Pelvic Radiation Disease.
- The Marsden Algorithm. “The Practical Management of the Gastrointestinal Symptoms of Pelvic Radiation Disease”. Designed to help clinical nurse specialists in conjunction with a gastroenterologist to investigate and treat symptoms following pelvic radiotherapy. Dr J Andreyev et al, published in Frontline Gastroenterology 2014 www.fg.bmj.com.
- The Orbit Trial – Abstract from The Lancet (Sept. 2013). Algorithm-based management of patients with gastrointestinal symptoms after pelvic radiation treatment
- Radiation-induced bowel injury: a neglected problem. James W Denham and Martin Hauer-Jensen – an article published in the Lancet online September 23, 2013.
- Practice Guidance on the management of Pelvic Radiation Disease. Download from Gut – BMJ paper by Dr J Andreyev et al. 2011
- Managing Lower Gastrointestinal problems after cancer treatment: a quick guide for health professionals. Published by Macmillan.
Help with managing PRD
- Exercises for improving bowel control. Patient handout from the GI Unit of the Royal Marsden Hospital. 2007.
- Improving the way your bowel works, for people with constipation. Patient handout from the GI Unit of the Royal Marsden Hospital. 2009.
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