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ISSN: 2638-5945

Open Access Journal of Oncology and Medicine

Research Article(ISSN: 2638-5945)

Study of Radiation Therapy Treatment Effect in PAIN Management for Metastatic Breast Cancer in RICK

Volume 2 - Issue 5

Lara Abdelmunim I Abdelrahman*, Mohamed E Gar Elanabi and Nahla gafer

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    • College of Medical Radiological Science, Sudan

    *Corresponding author: Lara Abdelmunim I Abdelrahman, College of Medical Radiological Science, Khartoum, Sudan

Received: March 11, 2019   Published: March 20, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/OAJOM.2018.02.000147

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Pain is one of the most common, unattended and unsolved problem for the cancer patients. Radiotherapy is successful, time efficient, well tolerated. The goal of palliative radiotherapy symptoms relief at the site of primary tumour or from metastic lesion. The study examined the association between Palliative radiotherapy and the improvement of the symptoms associated with metastatic breast cancer. These include metastatic in the spinal cord, bone and associated pain, also dealt with the connection between it and the improvement of the standard of life of the patient and toxic and other important factors and was achieved through a set of international standards questionnaire by which the calibration of the result. This study was conducted in the Center of tumours treatment in Sudan, represented in Khartoum oncology Hospital (RICK) in the period 2014 to 2017. The findings support the hypothesis that radiotherapy is an effective treatment for a proportion of patients with MBC related pain, with 35% of assessable patients experiencing a clinically meaningful improvement in their pain. Of these, 12.5% had a complete improvement in their pain. There were no specific features that differentiated the complete responders from the other number of patients though this may be due to the small number of complete responders.

Keywords: Palliative Radiotherapy; Pain Management; Metastic breast cancer; Pain response

Abstract| Introduction| Materials and Methods| Questionnaires: Brief Pain Inventory (BPI)| Conclusion| Recommendations| Acknowledgment| References|