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Palliative radiation treatment of cancer in the colon and rectum

General

Palliative radiation treatment is often given with larger radiation fractions, and over shorter periods, such as two weeks or it may be given in one single fraction in one day. Radiation treatment may be administrated for relief and prevention of symptoms from a tumor.

 

Indications

  • Primary tumors in the rectum, not relevant for surgery
  • Bone metastases
  • Brain metastases
  • Pelvic wall metastases

Goals

Relief or prevention of symtoms, such as pain.

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