A new role for conformal radiotherapy is evolving. Targeted treatment can offer effective palliative management of pain and other side effects of cancer.
In metastatic lung cancer patients, bone and chest radiotherapy doses are higher than recommended.
Higher doses of yttrium-90 (Y-90) than previously used in intra-arterial radioembolization to treat persons with liver tumors provide results when chemotherapies have failed.
Radiotherapy is a successful and time-efficient means by which to palliate pain and/or prevent the morbidity of bone metastases, according to the American Society for Radiation Oncology.
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