Should response to preoperative chemotherapy affect radiotherapy recommendations after mastectomy for stage II breast cancer?

@article{Bellon2012ShouldRT,
  title={Should response to preoperative chemotherapy affect radiotherapy recommendations after mastectomy for stage II breast cancer?},
  author={Jennifer Ruth Bellon and Julia Shuk-Ping Wong and Harold J. Burstein},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 32},
  pages={3916-20}
}
A healthy 38-year-old woman presents with a palpable mass at the two o’clock position of the left breast. Mammography discloses a 3.2-cm spiculated lesion corresponding with the palpable abnormality, and ultrasonography confirms a solid mass in the breast and an enlarged, 2.1-cm lymph node with a thickened cortex in the ipsilateral axilla. Ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy of the breast mass diagnoses an invasive ductal carcinoma, poorly differentiated (grade 3), with lymphovascular invasion… CONTINUE READING
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