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Palliative radiation therapy for the head/neck region


Most side effects occurring during treament are due to normal organs included in the radiation field. The dose levels used for pure symptom relief are, however, held low to minimize the risk for acute side effects. 

The total dose is at a level to minimize the risk for late effects.

Good follow-up is important to achieve adequate relief of symptoms and usually takes placed with the patient's local hospital or primary care doctor. 

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