Long-term cosmetic results and toxicity after accelerated partial-breast irradiation: a method of radiation delivery by interstitial brachytherapy for the treatment of early-stage breast carcinoma.


BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to assess the cosmesis and toxicities in patients with early-stage breast carcinoma who received treatment with accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) using interstitial brachytherapy. METHODS From April 1993 to December 2001, 199 patients with Stage I-II breast carcinoma received breast-conserving therapy… (More)