Breast cancer: chest wall recurrences.

  title={Breast cancer: chest wall recurrences.},
  author={Marie E. Taylor},
  journal={Current treatment options in oncology},
  volume={3 2},
Irradiation is indicated for patients undergoing mastectomy as surgical management for breast cancer treatment when clinical or pathologic tumor and nodal features predict risk of local/regional recurrence. Such features include: tumor size >/= 5 cm, inadequate surgical margins; skin, facial, or skeletal muscle invasion; dermal lymphatic invasion; poorly differentiated tumor histology; four or more lymph nodes positive; gross extracapsular tumor nodal extension into soft tissues; and matted… CONTINUE READING