Hellenic Journal of Surgery (2018) 90:2, 65-68 COVER STORY Nomikos IN Introduction ent definition and the results of the various studies using different definitions are not comparable and do not lead Palliative surgery is a very important part of surgical to solid and conclusive core evidence [2,3]. Many factors oncology, comprising 10-20 % of the procedures performed other than definition contribute to this variation, includ- on patients with cancer . Given the great number of ing the preoperative intent, individual patient prognosis cancer deaths every year worldwide, most of our attention and postoperative status. Relief of pain and distressing in surgical oncology has been targeted at curative therapies. symptoms are considered the two most important goals Traditionally, however, the practice of surgery has empha- of palliative surgery, while increased patient survival is sized that the control of suffering is of equal importance to the least important goal [4-6]. In the event that palliative the cure of disease. Consequently, it is evident, especially surgery is defined by its postoperative status and not by its in recent years, that more and more palliative strategies intent, it is difficult for the surgeon to inform the patients are being recruited to improve the
Hellenic Journal of Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 4, 2018
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