Radiotherapy for the treatment of bone metastases

Rossella Di Franco, Sara Falivene, Vincenzo Ravo, Paolo Muto

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Abstract

Bone metastases are a frequent and severe complication of advanced neoplastic disease. After the lungs and liver, bone is the most frequent site of metastasis. Many advanced cancers, such as lung cancer and prostate cancer in men as well as breast cancer in women, have a strong tropism for the bone. The pain related associated with bone metastases is a major cause of morbidity in cancer patients. Events related to bone metastasis include impaired quality of life (QoL), bone fractures, hypercalcemia, neurological deficits, and movement limitation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterventional Neuroradiology of the Spine: Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Therapy
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Milan
Pages221-230
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9788847027909, 9788847027893
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Franco, R. D., Falivene, S., Ravo, V., & Muto, P. (2013). Radiotherapy for the treatment of bone metastases. In Interventional Neuroradiology of the Spine: Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Therapy (pp. 221-230). Springer-Verlag Milan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2790-9_17