Pre-estrogen breast irradiation for patients with carcinoma of the prostate: A critical review

J. D. Gagnon, W. T. Moss, K. R. Stevens

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Abstract

38 patients with prostatic cancer who received breast irradiation before oral estrogen administration were studied. The data are combined with those from other institutions to determine the effectiveness of pre-estrogen breast irradiation in minimizing gynecomastia and/or pain. Based on the review the incidence of estrogen-induced breast changes is 70 per cent. Irradiation given before estrogen administration can prevent or minimize these changes in 89.3 per cent of the treated patients. Histologic changes of gynecomastia are reviewed and recommendations for optimum radiation therapy technique are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-184
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume121
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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