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Top 10 Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Radiation Oncology. J Palliat Med 2018 03;21(3):383-388

Date

02/13/2018

Pubmed ID

29431573

Pubmed Central ID

PMC5915220

DOI

10.1089/jpm.2018.0009

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85045425977   3 Citations

Abstract

As palliative care (PC) moves upstream in the course of advanced illness, it is critical that PC providers have a broad understanding of curative and palliative treatments for serious diseases. Possessing a working knowledge of radiation therapy (RT), one of the three pillars of cancer care, is crucial to PC providers given RT's role in both the curative and palliative settings. This article provides PC providers with a primer on the vocabulary of RT; the team of people involved in the planning of RT; and common indications, benefits, and side effects of treatment.

Author List

Dharmarajan KV, Rich SE, Johnstone CA, Hertan LM, Wei R, Colbert LE, Jones JA, Kamal AH, Jones CA

Author

Candice A. Johnstone MD, MPH Professor in the Radiation Oncology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Humans
Neoplasms
Palliative Care
Radiation Oncology