Although treatment of rectal cancer continues to improve, we have much to learn. A multimodality approach is essential to improve local recurrence rates and increase long term survival, and the surgeon is a particularly important prognostic variable. With optimal preoperative staging, surgical treatment, and adjuvant therapy, we can maximize the potential for long term cure while preserving quality of life for our patients. Our current therapy strategy for resectable rectal cancer is outlined in Table 98-5.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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