Current chemotherapy consists of continuous infusion 5-FU over four days with bolus mitomycin given concurrently with radiation. They may suggest you take a short-acting painkiller just before the dressing is changed. Previously, anal cancer was treated with surgery, and in early-stage disease i. Our patient had well-preserved renal function with serum creatinine of 0. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy has been shown to be crucial for optimizing local control before surgery. This can make it difficult to find the right size and shape of dressing, and the best way of securing it. It may be keratinizing basaloid or non-keratinizing cloacogenic.
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Given that the patient refused surgery, what kind of follow-up treatment should have been offered? Due to the relative rarity of perianal BD, it is unlikely that controlled trials will be possible to determine the superiority of one treatment modality over the other. Occult colonic bleeding is site, but not stage, dependent: An electrical pulse is then given directly to the cancer cells using an electrode. Applying radiobiological principles to combined modality treatment of head and neck cancer: