Breast cancer risk after radiotherapy in infancy: a pooled analysis of two Swedish cohorts of 17,202 infants.

@article{Lundell1999BreastCR,
  title={Breast cancer risk after radiotherapy in infancy: a pooled analysis of two Swedish cohorts of 17,202 infants.},
  author={Marie Lundell and Anders F. Mattsson and Per O Karlsson and Erik Holmberg and A Gustafsson and L. E. Holm},
  journal={Radiation research},
  year={1999},
  volume={151 5},
  pages={626-32}
}
The incidence of breast cancer was studied in a cohort of 17,202 women irradiated for skin hemangioma in infancy at the Radiumhemmet, Stockholm, or the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg. A major part of the cohort had been treated with radium-226 applicators, and the mean absorbed dose to the breasts was 0.29 Gy (range <0.01-35.8 Gy). Two hundred forty-five breast cancers were diagnosed in the cohort during the period 1958-1993, and the standardized incidence ratio (SIR) was 1.20 (95… CONTINUE READING

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