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Radiotherapy (RT) is essential to the diagnosis of oncological emergencies, including cord compression or brain metastasis neurological damage, airway restricting and bleeding. Palliative radiation treatment offers a quick, economical and effective way to decrease many of the focal symptoms of advanced, incurable illness, whether from main tumor or metastatic deposits. Evidence shows that approximately 10 percent of patients who died of cancer at their end of life received palliative RT. It can enhance the quality of life while being linked to a restricted burden of therapy in terms of both hospital attendance and side effects. An approximately 20% to 50% of radiation classes are prescribed with palliative intent because radiation therapy is extremely efficient in relieving symptoms, and palliative dose toxicity is typically mild. Palliative radiation therapy plays a vital role, particularly in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in avoiding severe morbidity in patients with metastatic cancer in setting oncological emergencies. This article seeks to update non-specialists on the advantages, practicalities, and side effects of palliative radiotherapy to guarantee patients are regarded and referred for these medicines when necessary.

Palliative, radiation therapy, tumor, metastatic deposits, symptoms

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SHALLU, ., & PANDEY, N. (2020). PALLIATIVE RADIOTHERAPY (PT) AS A CANCER TREATMENT: A REVIEW. Asian Journal of Research in Biology, 3(1), 8-14. Retrieved from
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