Radiation Therapy in the Management of Early Stage Breast Cancer in the Geriatric Population

Radiation Therapy in the Management of Early Stage Breast Cancer in the Geriatric Population - #48

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Assess magnitude of benefit for radiation after breast conserving surgery.

Breast conserving therapy has become the preferred method of treatment for many patients with early stage breast cancer. For most patients, this consists of segmental mastectomy (i.e. ‘lumpectomy) followed by radiation therapy. However, some geriatric patients with early stage breast cancer may be treated successfully with breast conserving surgery alone.

Assess magnitude of benefit for radiation after breast conserving surgery

Describe the role of radiation therapy in the management of early stage breast cancer for geriatric patients

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Adam Currey, MD, Colleen Lawton, MD, Steve Denson, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI