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Incidence of heart disease in 35,000 women treated with radiotherapy for breast cancer in Denmark and Sweden.

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PURPOSE: To study incidence of radiation-related heart disease in a large population of breast cancer patients followed for up to 30 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 72,134 women diagnosed with breast cancer in Denmark or Sweden during 1976-2006 and followed prospectively. Radiation-related risk was studied by comparing women with left-sided and right-sided tumours. RESULTS: 34,825 women (48%) received radiotherapy. Among unirradiated women tumour laterality had little relevance to heart disease....

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Journal:
Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Volume:
100
Issue:
2
Pages:
167-175
Publication date:
2011-08-05
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EISSN:
1879-0887
ISSN:
0167-8140
URN:
uuid:688f8c7b-360c-4746-ae7c-e24a674a4d16
Source identifiers:
166477
Local pid:
pubs:166477

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