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Title: Breast Retraction Assessment: an objective evaluation of cosmetic results of patients treated conservatively for breast cancer

Abstract

Breast Retraction Assessment (BRA) is an objective evaluation of the amount of cosmetic retraction of the treated breast in comparison to the untreated breast in patients who receive conservative treatment for breast cancer. A clear acrylic sheet supported vertically and marked as a grid at 1 cm intervals is employed to perform the measurements. Average BRA value in 29 control patients without breast cancer was 1.2 cm. Average BRA value in 27 patients treated conservatively for clinical Stage I or II unilateral breast cancer was 3.7 cm. BRA values in breast cancer patients ranged from 0.0 to 8.5 cm. Patients who received a local radiation boost to the primary tumor bed site had statistically significantly less retraction than those who did not receive a boost. Patients who had an extensive primary tumor resection had statistically significantly more retraction than those who underwent a more limited resection. In comparison to qualitative forms of cosmetic analysis, BRA is an objective test that can quantitatively evaluate factors which may be related to cosmetic retraction in patients treated conservatively for breast cancer.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
OSTI Identifier:
5479701
Report Number(s):
CONF-8403197-
Journal ID: CODEN: IOBPD; TRN: 85-016907
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Int. J. Radiat. Oncol., Biol. Phys.; (United States); Journal Volume: 11:3; Conference: 21. national conference on breast cancer, Honolulu, HI, USA, 20 Mar 1984
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; MAMMARY GLANDS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIOTHERAPY; SIDE EFFECTS; SKIN; COBALT 60; GAMMA RADIATION; LYMPH NODES; PATIENTS; SURGERY; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BODY; COBALT ISOTOPES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; GLANDS; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; INTERNAL CONVERSION RADIOISOTOPES; IONIZING RADIATIONS; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LYMPHATIC SYSTEM; MEDICINE; MINUTES LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; NUCLEI; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; ORGANS; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIATIONS; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIOLOGY; THERAPY; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man; 550603 - Medicine- External Radiation in Therapy- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Pezner, R.D., Patterson, M.P., Hill, L.R., Vora, N., Desai, K.R., Archambeau, J.O., and Lipsett, J.A. Breast Retraction Assessment: an objective evaluation of cosmetic results of patients treated conservatively for breast cancer. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Pezner, R.D., Patterson, M.P., Hill, L.R., Vora, N., Desai, K.R., Archambeau, J.O., & Lipsett, J.A. Breast Retraction Assessment: an objective evaluation of cosmetic results of patients treated conservatively for breast cancer. United States.
Pezner, R.D., Patterson, M.P., Hill, L.R., Vora, N., Desai, K.R., Archambeau, J.O., and Lipsett, J.A. Fri . "Breast Retraction Assessment: an objective evaluation of cosmetic results of patients treated conservatively for breast cancer". United States.
@article{osti_5479701,
title = {Breast Retraction Assessment: an objective evaluation of cosmetic results of patients treated conservatively for breast cancer},
author = {Pezner, R.D. and Patterson, M.P. and Hill, L.R. and Vora, N. and Desai, K.R. and Archambeau, J.O. and Lipsett, J.A.},
abstractNote = {Breast Retraction Assessment (BRA) is an objective evaluation of the amount of cosmetic retraction of the treated breast in comparison to the untreated breast in patients who receive conservative treatment for breast cancer. A clear acrylic sheet supported vertically and marked as a grid at 1 cm intervals is employed to perform the measurements. Average BRA value in 29 control patients without breast cancer was 1.2 cm. Average BRA value in 27 patients treated conservatively for clinical Stage I or II unilateral breast cancer was 3.7 cm. BRA values in breast cancer patients ranged from 0.0 to 8.5 cm. Patients who received a local radiation boost to the primary tumor bed site had statistically significantly less retraction than those who did not receive a boost. Patients who had an extensive primary tumor resection had statistically significantly more retraction than those who underwent a more limited resection. In comparison to qualitative forms of cosmetic analysis, BRA is an objective test that can quantitatively evaluate factors which may be related to cosmetic retraction in patients treated conservatively for breast cancer.},
doi = {},
journal = {Int. J. Radiat. Oncol., Biol. Phys.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 11:3,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 1985},
month = {Fri Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 1985}
}

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