Detection and Screening

Assessment of cancer-related GI tract sequelae should begin with a thorough history with close attention to symptoms attributable to GI tract pathology, including dysphagia, odynophagia, vomiting, chronic abdominal pain, chronic constipation or diarrhea and hematochezia (Table 12.1).Anorexia,

Table 12.1. GI and Hepatitic Late Effects and Screening Recommendations

Therapeutic Agent

Potential Late Effects

Risk Factors

Periodic Evaluation

Minimum Recommended Frequency


No known late effects

Treatment factors

Physical exam


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