Palliative radiation improves quality of life, study says

10/18/2012 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Advanced cancer patients reported less pain and improved quality of life after receiving palliative radiation therapy for bone metastases, according to research from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto. Breast, prostate and lung cancer were the most common types in the study, and 37.2% of patients had a reduction in pain scores without the use of additional analgesics.

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