ID 65696
タイトルヨミ
カンワ ケア ニオケル ホウシャセン チリョウ ノ ヤクワリ
タイトル別表記
Radiation therapy in palliative care
著者
生島, 仁史 徳島大学医学部・歯学部附属病院放射線部 徳島大学 教育研究者総覧 KAKEN研究者をさがす
西谷, 弘 徳島大学医学部・歯学部附属病院放射線部 徳島大学 教育研究者総覧 KAKEN研究者をさがす
キーワード
radiation therapy
palliative care
cancer
資料タイプ
学術雑誌論文
抄録
Radiation therapy is a valuable treatment for palliation of local symptoms with consistently high response rates in the relief and control of bone pain, neurological symptom, obstructive symptoms, and tumor hemorrhage. Over than 80% of patients who developed bone metastasis and superior vena cava syndrome obtained symptom relief by radiation therapy. Radiation therapy is also well established as an effective treatment for brain metastasis, improving symptoms and preventing progressive neurological deficits, and recently stereotactic irradiation had became a alternative treatment of surgery for small metastatic brain tumors. Both radiation therapy and surgery are effective in the initial treatment of malignant spinal cord compression syndrome, and no advantages of surgery over radiation therapy has been demonstrated in published series when patients have a previously conformed diagnosis of malignant disease and no evidence of vertebral collapse. The outcome of treatment depends primarily upon the speed of diagnosis and neurological status at initiation of treatment. It is very important to start radiation therapy before patient become non-ambulant. Low irradiation dose and short treatment period of palliative radiation therapy can minimize disruption and acute morbidity for the patients with advanced cancer with enabling control of symptoms and palliative radiation therapy is applicable to the patient even in poor general condition.
掲載誌名
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
cat書誌ID
AN00102041
出版者
徳島医学会
61
3-4
開始ページ
71
終了ページ
79
並び順
71
発行日
2005-08-25
備考
EDB ID
142740
フルテキストファイル
言語
jpn
部局
医学系