IBS – Managing your Symptoms Irritable bowel syndrome more commonly called IBS can have a huge impact on your life. People with IBS can experience abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, cramps, gas, and diarrhoea and IBS outbreaks can leave you feeling miserable. These symptoms can anything from a few days to weeks. Whilst there is no…Details
Patients with cancer of the abdomen and pelvis are often treated with radiotherapy. This treatment, either alone or in combination with surgery or chemotherapy, is becoming more successful meaning that patients are living for longer than ever before.
However, unfortunately up to half of the patients will suffer from long term gut symptoms affecting their quality of life, as a direct result of their cancer treatment. This is a hugely under-recognised problem, sometimes because patients don’t report these symptoms to their cancer teams as they’re not aware that anything can be done about them. These long-term gut complaints come about as a direct result of damage to the bowel from the previous radiotherapy and can occur some years after the treatment has ended.