Radiation vs. Axillary Lymph Node Sampling

Miller, Karl E.
October 2000
American Family Physician;10/1/2000, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p1662
Academic Journal
Presents a study by F. J. Hoebers and others that evaluated the effectiveness and morbidity of primary axillary radiotherapy in breast-conserving therapy for post-menopausal patients who are clinically axillary lymph node-negative with early-stage breast carcinoma. Description of the study and its results; Conclusion that the recurrence rate for radiotherapy treatment after breast conserving surgery was the same as that in patients who have axillary lymph node dissection.


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