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Table 2 Pre-treatment gastrointestinal morbidity and gastrointestinal acute and late toxicity

From: Acute and late toxicity in prostate cancer patients treated by dose escalated intensity modulated radiation therapy and organ tracking

   Pre-Tx Acute† Late‡ Last late§
Toxicity Grade n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Diarrhea 0 39 (100) 29 (74) 36 (92) 38 (97)
  1 0 9 (23) 3 (8) 1 (3)
  2 0 1 (3) 0 0
Rectal pain 0 38 (97) 34 (87) 37 (96) 38 (97)
  1 1 (3) 5 (13) 1 (3) 1 (3)
  2 0 0 1 (3) 0
Rectal bleeding 0 36 (92) 36 (92) 33 (85) 34 (87)
  1 3 (8) 3 (8) 4 (10) 5 (13)
  2 0 0 2 (5) 0
Highest GI* 0 36 (92) 25 (64) 30 (77) 32 (82)
  1 3 (8) 13 (33) 6 (15) 7 (18)
  2 0 1 (3) 3 (8) 0
  1. Abbreviations: Pre-Tx = pre-treatment; * The highest toxicity in a patient was counted as a single event; † During therapy and until 3 months after completion; ‡ maximal late toxicity > 3 months after completion of therapy; § Incidence of late toxicity at last follow-up visit