Carcinoma of the esophagus treated with radical chemoradiation 19 years after irradiation for recurrent breast cancer.

Abstract

Prior irradiation to a site is a relative and often absolute contraindication to further irradiation because the tolerance dose of normal tissues is usually exceeded and therefore the risk of serious long-term side-effects is high. This case report describes radical salvage chemoradiation for an esophageal carcinoma in a patient who had prior high-dose neck… (More)

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