Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, September 8th, 2006
"Modern radiation techniques, which limit the radiation dose to the heart during treatment for breast cancer, have greatly reduced the risk of radiation-induced cardiac injury. However, the risk of radiation damage to the carotid artery, which is often incidentally included in the supraclavicular radiation field for breast cancer treatment, is not routinely examined, and the technique used to treat this field has not changed significantly...
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