Radiation therapy does not help in advanced cases of lung cancer

The results of a global study published by the radiologists. According to the data obtained radiotherapy in the case of common forms of lung cancer and brain metastases is no better than supportive therapy. The result of the treatment is identical.

In a randomized study involved 522 patients diagnosed with lung cancer, brain metastases". Some patients received maintenance therapy of pain killers and hormonal drugs. In the second group along with the supportive care of patients undergoing radiation therapy to the area of the brain.

The result was obtained identical survival rates. In the first and in the second group patients on average lived longer than two months. The differences are minor and do not exceed the percentage of the statistical error.

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