Radiation therapy used alone or in combination with chemothera peutic agents and or surgery is a standard approach to the treatment of a variety of pelvic malignancies. Get this from a library radiation therapy for pelvic malignancy and its consequences eli ehrenpreis r de w marsh william small jr this book provides a state of the art review of the role of radiation therapy in various pelvic malignancies as well as the consequences of the radiation in the pelvic tissues with sections covering . This is an interesting article from the website oncology nurse advisor radiotherapy side effects understanding pelvic radiation disease as many as 50 of patients undergoing pelvic radiation therapy define their quality of life as degraded due to subsequent chronic changes to their bowel function such as diarrhea or fecal incontinence . Written by experts in the field with readers in mind radiation therapy for pelvic malignancy and its consequences is the first of its kind standalone reference on the subject radiation therapy for pelvic malignancy and its consequences is of great value to urologists medical radiation and gynecological oncologists and gastroenterologists. The adverse effects of pelvic radiation in the anorectal sphincter both muscular and neurogenic and rectal reservoir capacity and compliance have long since been documented 1 2 rectal cancer is a relatively common malignancy and more recently the role for neoadjuvant chemoradiation has been defined
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