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Table 2 Symptom recurrences according to patient and treatment characteristics in patients with palliative symptom control after palliative treatment.

From: Palliative radiotherapy in patients with a symptomatic pelvic mass of metastatic colorectal cancer

Characteristic Total control number Recurrence (%) p-value
Symptom    
Pain 33 (49) 35 (51) 0.1499
Bleeding 13 (72) 5 (28)  
Obstruction 6 (67) 3 (33)  
Re-irradiation    
Yes 16 (53) 14 (47) 0.8519
No 36 (55) 29 (45)  
Biologically equivalent dose    
< 40 Gy10 11 (32) 23 (68) 0.0011
≥40 Gy10 41 (67) 20 (33)  
Concurrent chemotherapy    
Yes 14 (44) 8 (36) 0.3387
No 38 (52) 35 (48)