Lichen sclerosus in a radiated breast

Vujovic, Olga
December 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/14/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 18, pE860
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 77-year-old woman with cancer of the left breast. She went through breast-conserving surgery and had obtained adjuvant hormonal treatment with anastrozole and radiation therapy. The patient had experienced sever discomfort developed in her left breast after the completion of the radiation treatments for two years. A conducted biopsy revealed that the left breast had lichen sclerosus.


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