Palliative Therapy in Oncology
Definition of Palliative Therapy
In oncology, the term palliative therapy refers to a form of therapy, in which the relief of symptoms is the goal. The cure of an existing underlying disease is often not possible. The term derives from the Latin word pallium (coat, cover); palliative therapy is therefore a treatment to cover an underlying disease. Drugs, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery are used for palliative therapy.
Palliative Therapy in Urology
- Palliative chemotherapy of prostate cancer
- Palliative cystectomy for metastatic bladder cancer with severe symptoms (bleeding or fistula)
- Palliative radiotherapy for painful bone metastases
- Palliative TURP for urinary retention in advanced prostate cancer
- Percutaneous nephrostomy or ureteral stents to treat symptomatic hydronephrosis due to retroperitoneal metastases
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