Discuss with your physician. Perhaps radiation treatment can eliminate or reduce bone pain leading to possible reduction of pain medication.
Retreatment of Metastases and More
In addition to primary treatment, the guideline also addresses retreatment of bone metastases. It recommends that reirradiation should be considered if patients experience recurrent or persistent pain more than a month following external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) to treat peripheral bone metastases or spinal lesions. Research demonstrates moderate effectiveness for reirradiation; a 2014 systematic review and meta-analysis found an overall pain response rate of 58%.
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