Medical factors influencing decision making regarding radiation therapy for breast cancer

Christina A. Dilaveri, Nicole P. Sandhu, Lonzetta Neal, Michelle A. Neben-Wittich, Tina J. Hieken, Maire Brid Mac Bride, Dietlind L. Wahner-Roedler, Karthik Ghosh

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Abstract

Radiation therapy is an important and effective adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. Numerous health conditions may affect medical decisions regarding tolerance of breast radiation therapy. These factors must be considered during the decision-making process after breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy for breast cancer. Here, we review currently available evidence focusing on medical conditions that may affect the patient–provider decision-making process regarding the use of radiation therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)945-954
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Women's Health
Volume6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 19 2014

Keywords

  • Cardiac devices
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Prior radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternity and Midwifery

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