Should dexamethasone be standard in the prophylaxis of pain flare after palliative radiotherapy for bone metastases?-a debate.


Pain flare is a well-recognized side-effect of palliative radiotherapy for the treatment of painful bone metastases, with recent randomized data showing incidence rates up to 35%. The impact of pain flare has been associated with worsening immobility, anxiety, depression and quality of life. The use of dexamethasone has recently been supported as an… (More)
DOI: 10.21037/apm.2017.04.08