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Radiotherapy in the Management of Bone Metastases

  • P. J. Hoskin
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Abstract

Irradiation was first used in the treatment of bone metastases only a few months after the discovery of x-rays by Roentgen in 1895 and the first report of the effective pain relief in bone metastases was in 1907 following irradiation of pelvic metastases from carcinoma of the breast (Leddy 1930). Since these early observations radiation has become established as a highly effective treatment for painful bone metastases.

Keywords

Pain Relief Bone Metastasis Bone Pain Pathological Fracture Spinal Cord Compression 
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