Biopsy and definitive radiation therapy in Stage I and II adenocarcinoma of the female breast: analysis of cosmesis and the role of electron beam supplementation.

@article{Ray1983BiopsyAD,
  title={Biopsy and definitive radiation therapy in Stage I and II adenocarcinoma of the female breast: analysis of cosmesis and the role of electron beam supplementation.},
  author={G. C. Ray and Victor J. Fish},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1983},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={
          813-8
        }
}
The cosmetic and functional outcome in 130 patients with Stages I and II carcinoma of the breast treated by biopsy and radiation therapy were evaluated. The cosmetic outcome was excellent in 107 patients (82%), acceptable in 17 patients (13%), and unacceptable in six patients (5%). Complete axillary dissection (CAD) was more morbid than limited axillary dissection (LAD) as a means of preradiotherapy staging of the axilla. The former was more often associated with breast edema, hematoma… CONTINUE READING
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