Radiotherapy for Benign Diseases

양성질환의 방사선치료

  • Choi, Sang Gyu (Department of Radiation Oncology, Dankook University College of Medicine)
  • 최상규 (단국대병원 방사선종양학과)
  • Received : 2016.11.23
  • Accepted : 2016.12.31
  • Published : 2016.12.31


Radiotherapy, as a major 3 standard treatment for cancer, traditionally it has been useful treatment that aim of curative or palliative setting. In addition to some proliferative or inflammatory benign disease are also included in field of radiotherapy. Unlike cancer, in the case of benign disease, it shows good treatment result from usage of some medication, conservative management or surgery. But if fail of these treatment or impossible, low dose radiotherapy is use adjuvant or replacement treatment so that there are no harmful side effect result in safety and easy management for reduce pain or recurrence. Recently, the technical advances in radiotherapy that have been achieved make preservation of normal tissue and the clinical application of high precision radiotherapy focus to selective lesions is possible, and it makes useful treatment in senile patients especially.


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