Surgery or radiotherapy may be employed as the first approach to the management of carcinoma of the anal canal. Unfortunately, there has been total disagreement between surgeons and radiotherapists about their respective roles in all but a few institutions. A study of the results of both these methods should allow a comparison of the effectiveness of each technique, and lead to a better understanding of the respective roles of the surgeon and the radiotherapist in the treatment of this type of tumour and the need for a new therapeutic approach.
KeywordsCobalt Adenocarcinoma Radium Shrinkage Fractionation
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