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Carlos M. Mery, Suzanne George, Monica M. Bertagnolli and Chandrajit P. Raut Secondary sarcomas after radiotherapy for breast cancer Cancer 115

Version of Record online: 12 JUN 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.24462

The use of radiotherapy (RT) for treatment of breast cancer was found to increase the risk of the development of soft tissue sarcomas, in particular angiosarcomas and malignant fibrous histiocytomas, for up to 23 years, although the overall risk was still low. There was no difference in survival noted between RT-induced and non–RT-induced angiosarcomas.

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