Cardiac morbidity of adjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer.

@article{Patt2005CardiacMO,
  title={Cardiac morbidity of adjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer.},
  author={Debra A. Patt and James S Goodwin and Yong-Fang Kuo and Jean L. Freeman and Dong Dong Zhang and Thomas A. Buchholz and Gabriel N Hortobagyi and Sharon Hermes Giordano},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 30},
  pages={
          7475-82
        }
}
PURPOSE Adjuvant breast irradiation has been associated with an increase in cardiac mortality, because left-sided breast radiation can produce cardiac damage. The purpose of this study was to determine whether modern adjuvant radiotherapy is associated with increased risk of cardiac morbidity. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare database were used for women who were diagnosed with nonmetastatic breast cancer from 1986 to 1993, had known… CONTINUE READING

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