Cosmetic results following lumpectomy, axillary dissection and radiotherapy for small breast cancers.

@article{Dewar1988CosmeticRF,
  title={Cosmetic results following lumpectomy, axillary dissection and radiotherapy for small breast cancers.},
  author={John A. Dewar and Simone Benhamou and Ellen Benhamou and Rodrigo A Arriagada and Jean Yves Petit and Fernand Fontaine and Danielle Sarrazin},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={1988},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={273-80}
}
Between 1970 and April 1982, 592 women with T(1), small T2, N0, N1, M0 breast cancer were managed by lumpectomy, axillary dissection and radiotherapy at the Institut Gustave-Roussy (IGR). The overall cosmetic result and the degree of asymmetry, fibrosis and telangiectasia of the treated breast were assessed by the radiation oncologist at each follow-up visit. The changes in these cosmetic parameters with time are shown. At 5 years the overall cosmetic result was excellent in 59%, good in 38… CONTINUE READING

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