Radiation therapy is effective for palliation of painful metastatic osseous lesions. Various fractionation doses have been previously described. The present study was initiated to evaluate the efficacy of a high single dose of radiation on pain relief, with the goal of reducing the number of radiation sessions to a minimum. Treatment consisted of a high single dose! of radiation ranging between 6 to 10 Gy administered to painful osseous metastases. Prior to radiation therapy response to conservative analgesic therapy was minimal inmost cases. Response to radiation therapy thereafter was 71.3% lasting up to 6 and 12 months in 37.3% and 20.9% of cases respectively.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics|
|State||Published - Aug 1987|
- Osseous metastases
- Single dose