Radiation-induced fibrosis in breast cancer: A protocol for an observational cross-sectional pilot study for personalised risk estimation and objective assessment

@inproceedings{Williams2019RadiationinducedFI,
  title={Radiation-induced fibrosis in breast cancer: A protocol for an observational cross-sectional pilot study for personalised risk estimation and objective assessment},
  author={Norman R. Williams and Sarah Williams and Muholan Kanapathy and Naghmeh Naderi and Vasileios Vavourakis and Afshin Mosahebi},
  year={2019}
}
Abstract Introduction About 30% of patients request breast reconstruction following surgery for breast cancer, but radiation therapy negatively influences the outcome. Post-reconstruction radiotherapy is associated with more complications, including more severe capsular contracture and inferior cosmetic results. In general, less fibrosis is seen if autologous reconstruction is performed after radiotherapy, so surgeons will often delay reconstruction until after radiotherapy is complete… CONTINUE READING

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