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Primary angiosarcoma of the breast in a postmenopausal patient

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Author(s): Rohan Vinayak | Hanji Abhinandan | Patel Jayesh | Tankshali Rajen

Journal: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
ISSN 0973-1482

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 120;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Angiosarcoma | chemoradiotherapy | mastectomy

ABSTRACT
Primary angiosarcoma of the breast is a rare entity forming 0.04% of primary breast tumors. It is a highly aggressive tumor with a high propensity for locoregional and distant metastasis. Surgery in the form of mastectomy or wide excision remains the cornerstone of treatment. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy have been tried with varying results.

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