Hemostatic Radiotherapy Used Twice for Inoperable Progressive Gastric Cancer with Bleeding
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Both men and women suffer from high morbidity as a result of gastric cancer in Asian countries, including Japan. The first choice of treatment of gastric cancer without distant metastasis is surgery, and adjuvant chemotherapy is performed in stage II and stage III.
Radiotherapy as an adjuvant therapy of the surgery is not provided for standard treatment in Japan. Reports on the effect of radiotherapy performed to achieve hemostasis in gastric cancer exist, but few are prospective [1, 2, 3]. Additionally, to our knowledge, only one patient in Japan has been irradiated twice so far .
Herein, we report a case of gastric cancer with bleeding during the management of which we administered radiotherapy twice and successfully achieved hemostasis.
Compliance with Ethical Standards
The radiation treatment of 20 Gy/5 f. was approved by our institutional review board, and written informed consent was obtained from the patient.
Conflict of Interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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