Radiation-related mortality from heart disease and lung cancer more than 20 years after radiotherapy for breast cancer

Background:Radiation-related heart disease and lung cancer can occur following radiotherapy for breast cancer but the duration of any mortality risk is uncertain.Methods:Mortality ratios, by laterality of breast cancer, were estimated using Poisson regression for 558 871 women recorded with breast cancer during 1973–2008 in the Surveillance, Epidemiology… (More)