Can axillary and supraclavicular radiotherapy be avoided after breast-conserving surgery and axillary dissection in women with multiple involved axillary nodes? Experience at the European Institute of Oncology.

@article{Galimberti2008CanAA,
  title={Can axillary and supraclavicular radiotherapy be avoided after breast-conserving surgery and axillary dissection in women with multiple involved axillary nodes? Experience at the European Institute of Oncology.},
  author={Viviana Enrica Galimberti and Maria Cristina Leonardi and Nicole Rotmensz and Edoardo Botteri and Simona Iodice and Andrea Sagona and Rafaela Cecilio Sahium and Gulliermo Bassani and Anastasio Berrettini and Simonetta Monti and Oreste Davide Gentilini and Claudia Sangalli and Alberto Luini and Roberto Orecchia and Umberto Veronesi},
  journal={Tumori},
  year={2008},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={52-8}
}
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Although some guidelines recommend adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) to the axilla and supraclavicular nodes if 4 or more axillary nodes are involved, the current practice at our Institute is not to irradiate the axilla but to perform complete axillary dissection in which all 3 Berg levels are removed. We performed a retrospective analysis of patients with 4 or more axillary nodes involved and sufficient follow-up to provide indications as to whether our current treatment is… CONTINUE READING

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Although some guidelines recommend adjuvant radiotherapy ( RT ) to the axilla and supraclavicular nodes if 4 or more axillary nodes are involved , the current practice at our Institute is not to irradiate the axilla but to perform complete axillary dissection in which all 3 Berg levels are removed .
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