Current indications for post-mastectomy radiation
1 Academic Oncology Unit, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2RN, UK
2 Cancer Care Centre, St. George Hospital, Short Street, Kogarah, NSW 2217, Australia
International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009, 6:5 doi:10.1186/1477-7800-6-5Published: 9 February 2009
It has been long established that post-mastectomy radiotherapy reduces the risk of locoregional failure. A survival advantage, however, has only recently been demonstrated. We here provide a review of the literature as regards to the current indications for post-mastectomy radiotherapy.