Four patients who became paraplegic because of spinal epidural compression by metastatic breast cancer were treated for palliation by external beam radiation. None of the four regained ambulation after therapy. Our findings place in question the urgent need for radiotherapy in these paralytic people with the disorder, especially when they are pain-free.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology
- Cancer Research
- Breast cancer
- Spinal cord