Cancer Study Finds That For Some Less Treatment Is Better

A major study could change care for hundreds of thousands of people each year who have cancer that spreads to the brain from other sites.
The study found that contrary to conventional wisdom, radiation therapy to the whole brain did not improve survival, and it harmed memory, speech and thinking skills.
For patients, the study is not necessarily the bad news it may seem.
It shows that in this case, quality of life is better with less treatment, and many people can be spared the expense and side effects of futile care.