Second cancers after conservative surgery and radiation for stages I-II breast cancer: identifying a subset of women at increased risk.

@article{Fowble2001SecondCA,
  title={Second cancers after conservative surgery and radiation for stages I-II breast cancer: identifying a subset of women at increased risk.},
  author={Barbara L Fowble and Alexandra L. Hanlon and Gary Freedman and Nicos Nicolaou and Penny R. Anderson},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2001},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={679-90}
}
PURPOSE To assess the risk and patterns of second malignancy in a group of women treated with conservative surgery and radiation in a relatively contemporary manner for early-stage invasive breast cancer, and to identify a subgroup of these women at increased risk for a second cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS From 1978 to 1994, 1,253 women with unilateral Stage I-II breast cancer underwent wide excision, axillary dissection, and radiation. The median follow-up was 8.9 years, with 446 patients… CONTINUE READING
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