Volume 67, Issue 12 (6 2010)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2010, 67(12): 863-869 | Back to browse issues page

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Amouzegar- Hashemi F, Alaleh A, Kazemian A, Haddad P. Local recurrence after breast conserving surgery in breast cancer: a study in Cancer Institute, Tehran. Tehran Univ Med J. 2010; 67 (12) :863-869
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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE AR-SA MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Background: Breast conservative therapy is associated with similar outcomes in comparison with mastectomy. The aim of this study is assessment of local recurrence rate and related risk factors in patients who have been treated with radiotherapy after conservative surgery for breast cancer.

Methods: This is a cohort study which data of all breast cancer patients who have visited in follow up clinic in radiation oncology department of cancer institute of Imam Khomeini Hospital complex in Tehran, Iran, during years 2007-2009 were collected. All of the patients were investigated for local recurrence and the possible risk factors.

Results: Two hundred and seventy seven patients have entered the study and all have followed for at least one year since data entry. Median follow-up time from the start of radiotherapy were 35 months (12-148 mo). We had seven cases (2.5%) with local recurrences (2.5%) which most of them occurred in first year after treatment. Because of low rate of recurrence none of the variables such as margin and nodal status has significant correlation with local recurrence which this should be due to small number of patient and short time of follow up.

Conclusions: At median follow up of 35 months from the beginning of radiation therapy, local recurrence rate was 2.5% which is similar to the literature. We recommend to follow a larger group of patients for longer times to estimate recurrence risk after breast conservative therapy.

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