Long-term risk of sarcoma following radiation treatment for breast cancer.

  title={Long-term risk of sarcoma following radiation treatment for breast cancer.},
  author={Alphonse G. Taghian and Florent de Vathaire and Philippe Terrier and M O Le and A. Auquier and H. Mouriesse and Emmanuel Grimaud and Danielle Sarrazin and Maurice Tubiana},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  volume={21 2},
Between 1954 and 1983, 7620 patients were treated for breast carcinoma at Institut Gustave Roussy (France). Of these patients, 6919 were followed for at least 1 year. Out of these, 11 presented with sarcomas thought to be induced by irradiation, 2 of which were Steward-Treves Syndrome, and 9 of which were sarcomas within the irradiated fields. All histological slides were reviewed and a comparison with those of breast cancer was done. The sites of these sarcomas were: parietal wall, 1 case… CONTINUE READING