Palliative Radiation Therapy for Bone Metastases

Publication Date: February 1, 2017
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

Guideline recommendations

An updated review of high-quality data continues to show pain relief equivalency following a single 8 Gy fraction, 20 Gy in 5 fractions, 24 Gy in 6 fractions, and 30 Gy in 10 fractions for patients with previously unirradiated painful bone metastases. Patients should be made aware that SF RT is associated with a higher incidence of retreatment to the same painful site than is fractionated treatment. (Strong, High)
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Palliative Radiation Therapy for Bone Metastases

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