When is radiation therapy considered for palliative care in renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Palliative radiation therapy is often used for local or symptomatic metastatic disease, such as painful osseous lesions or brain metastasis, to halt potential neurologic progression. Surgery should also be considered for solitary brain or spine lesions, followed by postoperative radiotherapy.


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