Recurrences and second primary breast cancers in older women with initial early-stage disease (pages 966–974)
Ann M. Geiger, Soe Soe Thwin, Timothy L. Lash, Diana S. M. Buist, Marianne N. Prout, Feifei Wei, Terry S. Field, Marianne Ulcickas Yood, Floyd J. Frost, Shelley M. Enger and Rebecca A. Silliman
Article first published online: 22 JAN 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.22472
Compared with younger women, older women are less likely to receive common breast cancer therapies. The current results indicated that radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery and 5 years of tamoxifen use prevented recurrences and second primary breast cancers in older women, regardless of age or comorbidity burden.