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  1. Radiation-induced breast cancer : long-term follow-up of radiation therapy for benign breast disease.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    From the 1920s through the 1950s, radiation therapy was used in Sweden as a treatment for benign breast diseases.

    It is now known that exposure of the breast to ionizing radiation increases the relative risk of subsequent breast cancer, especially for younger women.

    However, the degree to which the patient's age contributes to the elevation of risk for subsequent development of breast cancer is not yet completely understood.

    Purpose

    The purpose was to study the risk of breast cancer after irradiation of the female breast and, in particular, to analyze the duration of the effect and the risk for women older than 40 years at first exposure.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Facteur risque, Radiothérapie, Carcinogenèse, Etude longitudinale, Etude cohorte, Suède, Europe, Epidémiologie, Homme, Glande mammaire pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Risk factor, Radiotherapy, Carcinogenesis, Follow up study, Cohort study, Sweden, Europe, Epidemiology, Human, Mammary gland diseases

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0089687

    Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 199406.