A palliatív sugárkezelés indikációi

Translated title of the contribution: Indications of palliative radiotherapy

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Abstract

Radiotherapy - as a part of complex, multi-disciplinary therapy - indicated in 70% of patients with malignant tumors during the natural course of the disease. Unfortunately, around 40-50% of patients can not be cured due to the advanced stage, recurrence or dissemination of the disease. In such cases radiotherapy with palliative intention can be used to resolve symptoms, decrease tumor burden and increase the quality of life for the patient. Urgent radiotherapy can overcome special symptoms causing acute life-threatening conditions. The author reviews the main indications, radiotherapy techniques, dose-fractionation schedules and treatment results of palliative and urgent radiotherapy used in the daily clinical practice.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)373-378
Number of pages6
JournalLege Artis Medicinae
Volume13
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003

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Radiotherapy
Dose Fractionation
Tumor Burden
Palliative Care
Appointments and Schedules
Quality of Life
Recurrence
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

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A palliatív sugárkezelés indikációi. / Polgár, C.

In: Lege Artis Medicinae, Vol. 13, No. 5, 06.2003, p. 373-378.

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