ASTRO Release: 25 Years After Breast Cancer Treatment, Patients Who Received Radiation Therapy do Not Have a Higher Risk of Heart Problems
10/29/2012 9:38:50 AM
BOSTON, Oct. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Breast cancer patients who receive radiation treatment do not have a higher risk of long-term cardiac morbidity when compared to patients undergoing modified radical mastectomy (MRM), according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 54th Annual Meeting. This is the first study to document comprehensive, late cardiac outcomes 25 years after breast cancer treatment.
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