In the case of a high upper outer quadrant early stage breast cancer without adverse histological factors, would you omit boosting the breast lumpectomy cavity if the treatment area would involve a significant portion of axilla due to risk of lymphedema?   

Assume the patient had axillary lymph node dissection and taxane chemotherapy. How would you counsel the patient about risk of lymphedema?



Answer from: Radiation Oncologist at Community Practice

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