Radiation Overused in Prostate Cancer Patients: Study
Most men given radiation to control pain from advanced prostate cancer undergo more treatments than they really need, a new study suggests.
Once cancer advances to invade the bones, radiation therapy is usually used to ease the pain it causes. And in the past decade, studies have shown that one treatment is enough for most patients.
But those findings have not made it into practice -- at least for older U.S. men with prostate cancer, researchers report in the Oct. 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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