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Vol 7, No 5 (2011)
Review paper
Published online: 2011-12-09
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Bone metastases: radiotherapy

Piotr Milecki
Onkol. Prak. Klin 2011;7(5):264-268.

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Vol 7, No 5 (2011)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2011-12-09

Abstract

Bone metastases are the consequence of cancerous disease progress frequently. In metastatic stage they can be present in 14-80% of patients depending on localisation and morphological type. In autopsy study this rate can be even higher up to 70-85%. Patients with bone metastases need a multidisciplinar approach. The consultation by a specialistic group should effect in decision to use analgesics, radiotherapy, surgery, chemotherapy , hormonotherapy and biphosphonates. Radiotherapy is one of the main treatment options of high analgesic effectiveness and quite little burden for patient. It can be applied in every radiotherapy centre within a few hours from the admission to the centre.
Onkol. Prak. Klin. 2011; 7, 5: 264–268

Abstract

Bone metastases are the consequence of cancerous disease progress frequently. In metastatic stage they can be present in 14-80% of patients depending on localisation and morphological type. In autopsy study this rate can be even higher up to 70-85%. Patients with bone metastases need a multidisciplinar approach. The consultation by a specialistic group should effect in decision to use analgesics, radiotherapy, surgery, chemotherapy , hormonotherapy and biphosphonates. Radiotherapy is one of the main treatment options of high analgesic effectiveness and quite little burden for patient. It can be applied in every radiotherapy centre within a few hours from the admission to the centre.
Onkol. Prak. Klin. 2011; 7, 5: 264–268
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Keywords

bone metastases; radiotherapy; multidisciplinary approach

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Title

Bone metastases: radiotherapy

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 7, No 5 (2011)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

264-268

Published online

2011-12-09

Bibliographic record

Onkol. Prak. Klin 2011;7(5):264-268.

Keywords

bone metastases
radiotherapy
multidisciplinary approach

Authors

Piotr Milecki

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