Axillary treatment in conservative management of operable breast cancer: dissection or radiotherapy? Results of a randomized study with 15 years of follow-up.

@article{LouisSylvestre2004AxillaryTI,
  title={Axillary treatment in conservative management of operable breast cancer: dissection or radiotherapy? Results of a randomized study with 15 years of follow-up.},
  author={Christine Louis-Sylvestre and Krishna Clough and Bernard Asselain and Jacques Ren{\'e} Vilcoq and R{\'e}my Jacques Salmon and François Campana and Alain Fourquet},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={97-101}
}
PURPOSE Axillary dissection is the standard management of the axilla in invasive breast carcinoma. This surgery is responsible for functional sequelae and some options are considered, including axillary radiotherapy. In 1992, we published the initial results of a prospective randomized trial comparing lumpectomy plus axillary radiotherapy versus lumpectomy plus axillary dissection. We present an update of this study with a median follow-up of 180 months (range, 12 to 221 months). PATIENTS AND… CONTINUE READING

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