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Palliative Radiation Treatment of Breast Cancer

General

Palliative radiation therapy for breast cancer is administered to reduce symptoms from metastases.

Radiation therapy is offered liberally for local symptoms.

There must be a definite connection between the actual metastasis(es) and the symptom(s).

Indications

  • Metastases which cause for example pain, pressure symptoms, airway obstruction, bleeding, and secretion.

Goal

  • To relieve painful or uncomfortable symptoms.

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