Toxicities of Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer

Risks and Management Strategies

  • Jean L.¬†Wright

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Lindsey Sloan, Sara Alcorn
    Pages 5-22
  3. Canhua Xiao, Mylin Ann Torres
    Pages 23-38
  4. Eunkyung Lee, Shannon Snyder, Jennifer J. Hu
    Pages 39-82
  5. Kayla M. Daniell, Tessa C. Gillespie, Cheryl L. Brunelle, Alphonse G. Taghian
    Pages 97-126
  6. Kara Lynne Leonard, David E. Wazer
    Pages 127-144
  7. Sarah Nicole Hamilton
    Pages 145-157
  8. Kristin A. Plichta, Wenqing Sun, John M. Buatti
    Pages 159-174
  9. Meghana Reddy, Gautam Krishna Koipallil, Amber Orman
    Pages 181-191
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 193-197

About this book


This book is a comprehensive guide to breast toxicity. Adjuvant radiation remains standard for a majority of women who undergo breast-conserving surgery for breast cancer, and indications for post-mastectomy and regional lymph node irradiation have also broadened with recent publications.  At the same time, locoregional recurrence has declined and survival has improved in recent decades.  In the current era of excellent breast cancer outcomes, then, considering the balance between toxicity and outcomes becomes paramount.  Several recent editorials recommend considering toxicity against the potential benefit of adjuvant radiation in tailoring radiation decisions for individual patients.  Thus, a clear understanding of the potential toxicities of adjuvant radiation for breast cancer is critical to optimizing outcomes in modern breast cancer management.  Here, authors have collected recent data focused on toxicity of treatment that provide an opportunity for improving this optimization. Chapters cover both acute and late toxicity of radiation for breast cancer, including tailored risk assessment for each of these potential toxicities, considerations for including risk of toxicity in management decisions, and toxicity management strategies. This is an ideal guide for radiation oncologists, residents, and oncologists seeking to optimize care for their patients.  


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jean L.¬†Wright
    • 1
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins University, Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation SciencesBaltimoreUSA

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