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Cancer treatment induced gastrointestinal symptoms

Cancer treatment induced gastrointestinal symptoms

In the UK chronic gastrointestinal symptoms after cancer therapies have a similar impact as IBD. However, in contrast to patients with IBD, most of these patients won’t see a gastroenterologist. In this month’s Gut Editor’s Choice the causes of these side effects of cancer treatment are discussed, as well as the benefits of investigation and treatment.In this podcast Mairi McLean, senior clinical lecturer and consultant in gastroenterology at the University of Aberdeen talks to some key stakeholders in this issue:Professor Sir Mike Richards, national clinical director for cancer and end of life care, Department of HealthJane Maher, chief medical officer for McMillian Cancer SupportJon Rhodes, professor of gastroenterology and president of the British Society of GastroenterologyJervoise Andeyev, consultant gastroenterologist in pelvic radiation disease at the Royal Marsden NHS Trust, LondonSee also:Practice guidance on the management of acute and chronic gastrointestinal problems arisin