Supportive Care in Cancer

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 32–39

The gastrointestinal symptoms of advanced cancer

  • Seref Komurcu
  • Kristine A. Nelson
  • Declan Walsh
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s005200000164

Cite this article as:
Komurcu, S., Nelson, K. & Walsh, D. Support Care Cancer (2001) 9: 32. doi:10.1007/s005200000164

Abstract

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.

Cancer Gastrointestinal symptoms Palliative treatment 

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© Springer-Verlag 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seref Komurcu
    • 1
  • Kristine A. Nelson
    • 1
  • Declan Walsh
    • 1
  1. 1.The Harry R Horvitz Center For Palliative Medicine, The Taussig Cancer Center of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue – R-35, Cleveland, OH 44195USA

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