Quality of Life

  • Maria Di Lena
  • Rosa Digennaro
  • Donato F. AltomareEmail author
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


Progress in rectal cancer therapy after the introduction of total mesorectal excision (TME) [1] and neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy [2] have improved the 5-year overall survival (OS) rate in these patients, with a range of 23–66% [3]. Despite that improvement, almost 10% of patients with rectal cancer experience local recurrence [4].


Rectal Cancer Total Mesorectal Excision Rectal Cancer Surgery Brief Pain Inventory Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Di Lena
  • Rosa Digennaro
  • Donato F. Altomare
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Emergency and Organ TransplantationUniversity Aldo Moro of BariBariItaly

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