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Pain Score Following Irradiation for Palliation of Multiple Bone Metastases from Solid Tumors

Purpose:

To use a simple score to evaluate effectiveness of wide field radiation therapy for palliation of pain from multiple bony metastases.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology

Objective:

response to therapy, end-of-life, palliative care

ICD-10:

C40, C41

Description:

Patients with multiple bony metastases from solid tumors may receive wide field radiation therapy for pain palliation. The benefit of the therapy can be measured using some simple scores which can be used to compare the effects of different therapeutic regimens.

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