Radiation Oncology/Toxicity/Breast



Breast Toxicity


Breast Cosmesis EvaluationEdit

Grade Description
Excellent Perfect symmetry; no visible distortion or skin change; no visible catheter entry/exit
Good Slight skin distortion, retraction, or edema; visible telangiectasia; visible catheter entry/exit
Fair Moderate distortion of the nipple or breast symmetry, prominent skin retraction, or edema; moderate hyperpigmentation; moderate telangiectasia
Poor Marked distortion, edema, fibrosis, or severe hyperpigmentation


Breast DevelopmentEdit

  • Pre-adolescent girls
    • Breast development inhibited 5/5 at 10 Gy, and 50/5 at 15 Gy