Palliative radiation therapy in bladder cancer: a matter of dose, techniques and patients’ selection

Barbara A. Jereczek-Fossa, Giulia Marvaso


Palliative care privileges comfort over healing, with the main intent on management of symptoms such as pain or bleeding. Usually palliative cares are reserved for patients with a diagnosis of terminal illness with less than 6-month life expectancy when the curative treatments are no longer possible (1).