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Title: Radiotherapy in the management of early breast cancer

Radiotherapy is an indispensible part of the management of all stages of breast cancer. In this article, the common indications for radiotherapy in the management of early breast cancer (stages 0, I, and II) are reviewed, including whole-breast radiotherapy as part of breast-conserving treatment for early invasive breast cancer and pre-invasive disease of ductal carcinoma in situ, post-mastectomy radiotherapy, locoregional radiotherapy, and partial breast irradiation. Key clinical studies that underpin our current practice are discussed briefly.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Westmead Breast Cancer Institute, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales (Australia)
  2. (Australia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22402322
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences (Print); Journal Volume: 60; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: PMCID: PMC4175791; PMID: 26229606; OAI: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:4175791; Copyright (c) 2013 Australian Institute of Radiography; Re-use of this article is permitted in accordance with the Creative Commons Deed, Attribution 2.5, which does not permit commercial exploitation.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
Australia
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; CARCINOMAS; IRRADIATION; MAMMARY GLANDS; RADIOTHERAPY