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Low-Dose radiation therapy for benign pathologies

Laura Torres Royo, Gabriela Antelo Redondo, Miguel Árquez Pianetta, Meritxell Arenas Prat
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2020.02.004
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2020;25(2):250-254.

open access

Vol 25, No 2 (2020)
Original research articles
Published online: 2020-03-01
Submitted: 2019-08-06

Abstract

Radiotherapy (RT) has always been a mainstay for malignant tumors therapy, but it is also used for benign pathology. The application of low or intermediate doses of RT has been widely studied. This topic was presented and discussed in the last XX GOCO (Grup Oncològic Català-Occità) meeting. The aim of this article is to review the indications of low dose irradiation (LD-RT), total dose and different fractionations, the public to whom it can be directed, and to offer an analysis about secondary effects. We believe it can be useful not only for radiation oncologists, but for other physicians to consider this option for future patients.

Abstract

Radiotherapy (RT) has always been a mainstay for malignant tumors therapy, but it is also used for benign pathology. The application of low or intermediate doses of RT has been widely studied. This topic was presented and discussed in the last XX GOCO (Grup Oncològic Català-Occità) meeting. The aim of this article is to review the indications of low dose irradiation (LD-RT), total dose and different fractionations, the public to whom it can be directed, and to offer an analysis about secondary effects. We believe it can be useful not only for radiation oncologists, but for other physicians to consider this option for future patients.

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Keywords

Benign; Low dose radiation; Anti-Inflammatory; Non-Malignant; Radio-Induced cancer risk; Anti-Proliferation

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Title

Low-Dose radiation therapy for benign pathologies

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 25, No 2 (2020)

Pages

250-254

Published online

2020-03-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2020.02.004

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2020;25(2):250-254.

Keywords

Benign
Low dose radiation
Anti-Inflammatory
Non-Malignant
Radio-Induced cancer risk
Anti-Proliferation

Authors

Laura Torres Royo
Gabriela Antelo Redondo
Miguel Árquez Pianetta
Meritxell Arenas Prat

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