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- Q16. What are the complications from gastrostomy tube placement and is there a preferred method of placement?
- Q23. What frequency and duration of nutrition follow up should patients receive pre, peri and post treatment?
- Q7. Does nutrition intervention improve outcomes? - Radiotherapy and chemotherapy