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Single dose radiotherapy in soft tissue tumoral masses: just enough palliation

Andrés Vargas
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2019.12.010
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2020;25(1):64-67.

open access

Vol 25, No 1 (2020)
Original research articles
Published online: 2020-01-01
Submitted: 2019-07-24

Abstract

Introduction

Single fraction radiotherapy (SFR) is effective in palliation of symptoms related to advanced cancer. Despite this, several studies have shown that the trend towards multiple fraction treatment (MFR) is largely maintained. Even in patients with limited life expectancy, SFR is significantly underutilized in current practice.

Cases description

Four patients diagnosed with advanced cancer who developed soft tissue lesions were treated with SFR due to frailty and/or a poor performance status.

Conclusion

Despite the effectiveness of SFR is well-established in BM, its use in symptoms caused by soft tissue lesions have been underreported. SFR could be a good option for providing palliation in some patients, particularly in those who are frail or have a poor performance status.

Abstract

Introduction

Single fraction radiotherapy (SFR) is effective in palliation of symptoms related to advanced cancer. Despite this, several studies have shown that the trend towards multiple fraction treatment (MFR) is largely maintained. Even in patients with limited life expectancy, SFR is significantly underutilized in current practice.

Cases description

Four patients diagnosed with advanced cancer who developed soft tissue lesions were treated with SFR due to frailty and/or a poor performance status.

Conclusion

Despite the effectiveness of SFR is well-established in BM, its use in symptoms caused by soft tissue lesions have been underreported. SFR could be a good option for providing palliation in some patients, particularly in those who are frail or have a poor performance status.

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Keywords

Palliative radiotherapy; Single fraction radiotherapy; Multifraction radiotherapy; Soft tissue metastases

About this article
Title

Single dose radiotherapy in soft tissue tumoral masses: just enough palliation

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 25, No 1 (2020)

Pages

64-67

Published online

2020-01-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2019.12.010

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2020;25(1):64-67.

Keywords

Palliative radiotherapy
Single fraction radiotherapy
Multifraction radiotherapy
Soft tissue metastases

Authors

Andrés Vargas

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