Top 10 Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Radiation Oncology.
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.
Dharmarajan, KV; Rich, SE; Johnstone, CA; Hertan, LM; Wei, R; Colbert, LE; Jones, JA; Kamal, AH; Jones, CA
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