THE ROLE OF PREOPERATIVE TREATMENT IN RECTAL CANCER
Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Radyasyon Onkolojisi, İSTANBUL
There is progressive increase in organ preserving treatments by virtue of radiotherapy and or chemotherapy. These treatment approaches have taken their place as standart treatment for suitable cancer patients (Breast cancer, Head and Neck cancers e.t.c.). Sphincter-sparing surgery after preoperative radio ± chemotherapy is another treatment modality that takes its place as organ preserving approach for suitable rectal cancer patients.
Keywords: RECTAL CANCER, PREOPERATIVE TREATMENT