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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Nieder, C; Pawinski, A; Andratschke, NH; Molls, M 
Title:
Can prophylactic breast irradiation contribute to cardiac toxicity in patients with prostate cancer receiving androgen suppressing drugs? 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Androgen suppression treatment (AST) might increase the risk of cardiac morbidity in prostate cancer patients. Possible explanations were provided, however, they disregard the potential contribution of prophylactic radiotherapy to the mamillary regions (PMRT, prescribed to avoid gynecomastia). METHODS: We studied the exposure of the heart in a typical electron beam PMRT setting by evaluating computed tomography (CT) scans in 40 non-cancer patients (age 65 and 75 years in 50% each) an...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Radiat Oncol 
Year:
2008 
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Language:
eng 
TUM Institution:
r Strahlentherapie und Radiologische Onkologie