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PURPOSE The current study reports on long-term quality of life (QoL) status after conventional radiotherapy in 187 nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients from 14 centers in Turkey. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with the diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, who were treated in 14 centers in Turkey with minimum 6 months of follow-up and were in complete(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of palliative radiotherapy in patients with advanced cancer in terms of improvement in the quality of life [quality of life questionnaire (QLQ)], and to assess the correlation between the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of(More)
Hydatid disease is commonly seen in Turkish children. Between 1964-1979, 208 children with hydatid cysts were treated at Hacettepe Children's Hospital. The age of the patients, the site of the hydatid cysts, the presenting symptoms and the physical findings are discussed. The most common symptoms in 66 pulmonary and 29 intracranial cases are described. The(More)
The prone position can be used for the planning of adjuvant radiotherapy after conservative breast surgery in order to deliver less irradiation to lung and cardiac tissue. In the present study, we compared the results of three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy planning for five patients irradiated in the supine and prone position. Tumor stage was T1N0M0 in(More)
Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is an important oncological emergency that is usually observed with hematological malignancies and rarely with solid tumors. It can be induced either by therapy or spontaneously. Radiotherapy-induced TLS has been rarely reported in the literature. Here we present a patient with a diagnosis of metastatic prostate cancer and chronic(More)
Gliosarcomas (GS) are highly malignant and rare tumors of the central nervous system with a poor prognosis. We report here on four patients with GS, the median survival for whom was 9.25 months. Prognosis of GS remains poor, and a multidisciplinary approach (surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy) seems to be associated with slightly more prolonged(More)
Different doses of irradiation were performed in which group 1 (non-irradiated), group 2 (8 Gy/single dose/whole body) and group 3 (15 Gy/single dose/whole body) were formed of guinea pigs. After 24 hr of radiation exposure the levels of lipid peroxidation product, malondialdehyde, (MDA), glutathione (GSH) and activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study is to report the clinical course and outcome in 7 patients with aggressive fibromatosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between the years 2000 and 2003, 7 patients who were treated with combined modalities were evaluated retrospectively. Patients' demographic information, including age and gender, tumour characteristics,(More)
AIMS The purpose of this study is to calculate the treatment plans and to compare the dose distributions and dose-volume histograms (DVH) for 6 external radiotherapy techniques for the treatment of retinoblastoma as well as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (Cyberknife). METHODS Treatment plans were(More)
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