Breast Complications

Skin, Soft Tissue and Bone

  • dermatitis and necrosis of skin and fat
  • leading to telangiectasia and fibrosis

Arm Edema and Arm Function

  • 3% with Leve I/II dissection and SC field only.

Brachial Plexopathy

  • .4% with ≤ 50 Gy without chemotherapy
  • 3.4% with chemotherapy

Pulmonary Effects

  • fibrosis
  • pneumonitis

Cardiac

  • pericarditis
  • MI

Carcinogensis

  • rare
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