Published in Cancer Weekly, July 29th, 1996
Investigators at the University Hospital of Aarhus warned of this risk in the July 3, 1996, issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (J Natl Cancer Inst 1996;88:918-922).
Dr. Soren M. Bentsen and others analyzed data on 84 postmastectomy patients who received radiation therapy after surgery. Thirty-eight of these women received adjuvant tamoxifen in addition to radiation. The risk of lung fibrosis was nearly tripled in patients on adjuvant tamoxifen and a "... highly significant relationship was found between the incidence of lung fibrosis and total...
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