Considerations for Post-Mastectomy Radiation Therapy in the Setting of Breast Reconstruction

  • Lisa Singer
  • Jean L. WrightEmail author


In patients with breast cancer undergoing mastectomy, reconstruction, and postmastectomy radiation therapy, reconstruction outcome is impacted by multiple factors related to patient comorbidities, surgical technique, and radiation planning. In this chapter, each of these factors is discussed in light of the available data and potential for reconstruction failure.


Postmastectomy radiation Reconstruction Implant Autologous 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyDana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Johns Hopkins University, Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation SciencesBaltimoreUSA

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