The gastrointestinal symptoms of advanced cancer
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- Komurcu, S., Nelson, K. & Walsh, D. Support Care Cancer (2001) 9: 32. doi:10.1007/s005200000164
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The commonest gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in advanced cancer are reviewed with reference to definition, pathophysiology, etiology, prevalence, severity, and management. Observation or reporting of such symptoms must lead to consideration of the multi-faceted pathophysiology. Careful assessment and an analytical detailed approach are the keystones of effective management.