Sexual Function and Wellbeing in Females Diagnosed With Rectal Cancer
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Preoperative radiotherapy and pelvic surgery is recommended to many patients with rectal cancer.For women there are theoretical reasons to believe that the treatment may affect hormone levels, sexual function and wellbeing. To address these questions a longitudinal observational study was initiated where patients, before preoperative radiotherapy and one year after surgery, take blood tests and answer two questionnaires.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Females with rectal cancer stadium I-III, planned for abdominal surgery, with or without preoperative radiotherapy.
Females diagnosed with rectal cancer stadium I-III, planned surgery with or without preoperative radiotherapy.