RICHARD R. LOVE, M.D.; MICHAEL J. HAWKINS, M.D.
To the editor: Breast cancer occurs with greater frequency in women who have received breast irradiation during courses of radiotherapy or fluoroscopy for tuberculosis, mastitis, and acne (1). A recent patient of ours had been given radiation treatment at age 7 for "chronic asthmatic bronchitis." The radiation was administered with a 200 KV machine in two treatments given to anterior and posterior chest fields, with a total of 240 rad in air given anteriorly and 200 rad in air given posteriorly. The estimated total dose to each breast was 440 rad. At ages 28 and 32 she developed separate primary
LOVE RR, HAWKINS MJ. Bilateral Breast Cancer and Radiotherapy for Asthma. Ann Intern Med. ;102:132–133. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-1-132_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(1):132-133.
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