Volume : VI, Issue : XII, December - 2017

Pattern of palliative radiotherapy delivered using Telecobalt machine for different malignant sites.

Waghmare Chaitali M, Dwiwedi Shreya, Jain Vandana S

Abstract :

 Background : Majority of patients with advanced or metastatic cancer need palliative radiotherapy (PRT) for symptoms palliation. The purpose of this study was to assess pattern of PRT delivered using Telecobalt machine.

Material and method:  This was a retrospective analytical study of patients receiving PRT on Telecobalt machine from 1st July 2015 to 31st July 2016. All patient and treatment related details were filled in a preformed patient record form and analyzed.

Result:  The study cohort was comprised of 61 patients. The median age was 56.11 years and male to female sex ratio was 1:1.4. Head and neck cancer was the most common primary site receiving locoregional PRT. Among the metastatic sites; bone metastasis was most commonly treated (72.72%). All patients tolerated treatment well.

Conclusion : RT is time efficient, well tolerated and can be widely used treatment modality for palliation of both the primary and  metastatic malignant lesion.

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Article: Download PDF    DOI : https://www.doi.org/10.36106/gjra  

Cite This Article:

Waghmare Chaitali M, Dwiwedi Shreya, Jain Vandana S, Pattern of palliative radiotherapy delivered using Telecobalt machine for different malignant sites., GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : VOLUME-6, ISSUE-12, DECEMBER-2017


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