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Post-Mastectomy Radiation Associated With Increased Complications for Some Patients

Allie Casey
Published: Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil

Patients with breast cancer who received radiation therapy after undergoing a mastectomy reported increased complications and lower satisfaction, according to the results of a large, multicenter study, which were presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).

Researchers noted that because these findings are from an observational study, a cause–effect relationship cannot be established. Additionally, patients who were treated at centers particularly skilled at integrating implant-based approaches with radiotherapy could still do well with such an approach.
Jagsi R, Momoh AO, Qi J, et al. Impact of radiotherapy and patient-reported satisfaction with breast reconstruction: findings from the prospective multicenter MROC study. Presented at: 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; December 6-10, 2016; San Antonio, TX. Abstract S3-07.

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