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Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2006 Mar 28;86(12):854-6.

[Side effects of adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy concurrently after conservative surgery for breast cancer].

[Article in Chinese]

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  • 1Department of General Surgery IV, People's Hospital Peking University, Beijing 100044, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Observe the side effects of adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy concurrently after breast conservative surgery and investigate it feasible.

METHODS:

40 breast cancer patients of conservative surgery were divided into two groups randomizedly, 20 patients of the study group were given adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy concurrently, 20 patients of the control group were given adjuvant thermotherapy and radiotherapy sequently. Observe the side effects of the patients in the two groups and follow them 6 months.

RESULTS:

The leukopenia within the third chemotherapeutic cycle and the oral mucitis within the fourth chemotherapeutic cycle in the study group were more severe than those in the control group (P < 0.05). The other side effects within every chemotherapeutic cycles were similar in both groups, including skin reaction in radiotherapeutic area, gastroenteric reaction, alopecia, arthralgia, neurotoxicity and abnormal hepatic function. Following the patients of the two groups in 6 months, there were no significance in hemogram, hepatic and renal function, electrocardiogram and chest x-ray.

CONCLUSION:

It is feasible and safe to give the adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy concurrently to the breast cancer patients after conservative surgery.

PMID:
16681980
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