For bone metastases what are the benefits and costs of local infiltration of anesthetic over palliative radiation?
Talk to an expert. Radiation oncologists are experts in the treatment of bone metastases by radiation, and are the best doctors to answer this question for you. If pain is the chief problem, consult a pain specialist. Local infiltration with an anesthetic such as Lidocaine will provide only brief, temporary pain relief and is not a solution. The kind of cancer is important to know before treatment.
Pain. Palliative radiation first then if fails local anesthetic is standard at da moment.
Depends. Depends on the primary tumor, you have to trust your oncologist on the right path. Read more...