When evaluating margin status to consider APBI for early stage invasive breast cancer, given the specification for at least 2mm margins, do you look at the DCIS margin or only the invasive margin?  

Additionally, when evaluating margin status for APBI IMRT 30 Gy in 5 fractions which specifies at least 5mm margins, do you look at the DCIS margin or only the invasive margin?



Answer from: Radiation Oncologist at Academic Institution

Answer from: Radiation Oncologist at Academic Institution

Answer from: Radiation Oncologist at Community Practice
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Radiation Oncologist at Kaiser Permanente
Many of these patients are over 65 and may be cand...
Radiation Oncologist at Cleveland Clinic
I would agree with you. Also, I have more patients...
Radiation Oncologist at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center
Dr. @Thomas D. Wynne has a good point. Also this w...
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