Postmastectomy radiotherapy in breast cancer with high risk of relapse: Current and future approaches

Eliahu Gez*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Postmastectomy radiotherapy in patients with breast cancer remains controversial in oncology. The major risk factor for local-regional recurrence is the tumor size and the number of lymph node metastases. The common sites of postmastectomy recurrence are the chest wall and the supraclavicle fossa. Postmastectomy radiotherapy decreases local-regional recurrence and improves survival in selected patients. This article presents a short overview of this issue based on the authors professional medical experience and reviews the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-769
Number of pages3
JournalFuture Oncology
Volume1
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • breast cancer
  • electrons
  • irradiation
  • postmastectomy radiotherapy

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