The following reports were chosen because of their relevance to patients during and after cancer treatment. These presentations were made at the 55th annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Depression is a very common problem in patients with cancer, where approximately 25% of patients will develop some degree of depression in their disease course.
Brain metastases are the most common tumor type that occurs in the brain and affect 10-30% of adults with cancer. They are most commonly seen in patients with lung cancer, melanoma, kidney cancer, colorectal cancer and breast cancer.
Bone metastases are a common occurrence in patients with cancer, most commonly seen in breast, prostate and lung cancer.