Radiation-induced ischemic heart disease in breast cancer--a review.

Abstract

It is well established that adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) reduces loco-regional recurrences in breast cancer. The effect on overall survival, on the other hand, is a much-debated issue. Some old trials with a long follow-up as well as the first report on the overview of the randomized RT trials initiated before 1975 showed a reduced survival among irradiated… (More)

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