Prospective comparison of breast pain in patients participating in a randomized trial of breast-conserving surgery and tamoxifen with or without radiotherapy.

@article{Rayan2003ProspectiveCO,
  title={Prospective comparison of breast pain in patients participating in a randomized trial of breast-conserving surgery and tamoxifen with or without radiotherapy.},
  author={Gamal Rayan and Laura Ann Dawson and Andrea Bezjak and Anthea Lau and Anthony W. Fyles and Qi Long Yi and Pat Merante and Katherine Anne Vallis},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2003},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={154-61}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether breast pain affects quality of life (QOL) after breast-conserving surgery and tamoxifen (TAM) with or without adjuvant breast radiotherapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS A randomized clinical trial was carried out at the Princess Margaret Hospital between 1992 and 2000 to evaluate the need for breast RT in addition to TAM in women >or=50 years treated with breast-conserving surgery for T1-T2N0 breast cancer. A companion study to assess breast pain was carried out… CONTINUE READING