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Cosmetic results of early breast carcinoma treated with wide local excision, external beam radiotherapy and iridium-192 boost.
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PMID:  2395134     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cosmetic results of 80 patients with axillary lymph node negative or unknown T1 and T2 carcinoma of the breast who were treated with wide local excision, external beam radiotherapy and iridium-192 boost, were evaluated by the patient and the radiotherapist at 18-36 months. Their overall cosmetic results were assessed as good, very good or excellent by 80% of the patients. The radiotherapist's assessment was similar but in general the patients score was more favourable. After a follow-up of 24-72 months recurrence was found in only one patient at 40 months. This approach offers good cosmesis with low local recurrence rates in early breast carcinoma patients with negative axillary lymph nodes.
N G Davidson; S Khanna; R Windle; W W Barrie; R K Agrawal; S Mitchell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0035-8835     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Coll Surg Edinb     Publication Date:  1990 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-10-09     Completed Date:  1990-10-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503110     Medline TA:  J R Coll Surg Edinb     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Body Image
Breast / anatomy & histology
Breast Neoplasms / therapy*
Combined Modality Therapy
Iridium Radioisotopes / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Iridium Radioisotopes

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