When is radiation therapy considered as the primary therapy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: Feb 19, 2021
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Radiation therapy may be considered as the primary therapy for palliation in patients whose clinical condition precludes surgery, because of either extensive disease or poor overall condition. A dose of 4500 centigray (cGy) is delivered, with consideration of a boost up to 5500 cGy. Preoperative radiation therapy yields no survival advantage.

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