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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84-88

Reirradiation in breast malignancies


1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Radiation Oncology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Venkata Krishna Reddy Pilaka
Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, 1/7, MVP Colony, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JCO.JCO_17_18

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Ipsilateral breast or chest wall recurrence remains one the most common site of disease recurrence and significantly increases the morbidity and mortality. The current standard of care for ipsilateral breast tumour recurrence has been mastectomy. However, various recent studies showed that there is feasibility of repeat breast conservation surgery with reirradiation. Reirradiation in breast cancer is complicated approach. Many physicians are reluctant to reirradiate breast with restricted data available. This paper will review the current literature on reirradiation for locally recurrent breast cancer


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