Chapter 15. Palliative Care of the Colorectal Cancer Patient

  1. John H. Scholefield1,
  2. Axel Grothey2,
  3. Herand Abcarian3 and
  4. Tim Maughan4
  1. Melanie Jefferson and
  2. Ilora Finlay

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch15

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

How to Cite

Jefferson, M. and Finlay, I. (2006) Palliative Care of the Colorectal Cancer Patient, in Challenges in Colorectal Cancer (eds J. H. Scholefield, A. Grothey, H. Abcarian and T. Maughan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Surgery, University Hospital, Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

  3. 3

    Turi Josefsen Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  4. 4

    Professor of Cancer Studies, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405127066

Online ISBN: 9780470753231



  • colorectal cancer;
  • palliative care;
  • anticancer treatments;
  • clinical management;
  • analgesics


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Physical problems common in colorectal cancer

  • Pharmacological treatment of inoperable malignant bowel obstruction