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Vol 25, No 6 (2020)
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Approach to radiation therapy in the Jehovah’s Witness patient: An overview

James M. Jurica, Jay A. Messer, Bin S. Teh, Brian E. Butler, Andrew M. Farach
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2020.08.014
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2020;25(6):856-859.

open access

Vol 25, No 6 (2020)
Reviews
Published online: 2020-11-01
Submitted: 2020-04-04

Abstract

Jehovah’s Witnesses are well-known in the medical community for their inability to accept blood products. Novel methods of treatment are often needed to avoid anemia and hematologic toxicity as inability to receive blood products may increase the risk of treatment related complications. We provide an overview of radiation treatment for Jehovah’s Witness patients with an emphasis on bone marrow sparing strategies with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to minimize hematologic toxicity.

Abstract

Jehovah’s Witnesses are well-known in the medical community for their inability to accept blood products. Novel methods of treatment are often needed to avoid anemia and hematologic toxicity as inability to receive blood products may increase the risk of treatment related complications. We provide an overview of radiation treatment for Jehovah’s Witness patients with an emphasis on bone marrow sparing strategies with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to minimize hematologic toxicity.

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Keywords

Jehovah witness; Radiation oncology; Anemia; Hematologic toxicity; Bone marrow sparing; BMS-IMRT

About this article
Title

Approach to radiation therapy in the Jehovah’s Witness patient: An overview

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 25, No 6 (2020)

Pages

856-859

Published online

2020-11-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2020.08.014

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2020;25(6):856-859.

Keywords

Jehovah witness
Radiation oncology
Anemia
Hematologic toxicity
Bone marrow sparing
BMS-IMRT

Authors

James M. Jurica
Jay A. Messer
Bin S. Teh
Brian E. Butler
Andrew M. Farach

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