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Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
ISSN: 0019-509X
EISSN: 1998-4774
Vol. 44, No. 4, 2007, pp. 157-158
Bioline Code: cn07029
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 44, No. 4, 2007, pp. 157-158

 en Radiotherapy-induced depigmentation in a patient with breast cancer
Munshi, Anusheel; Jain, Sandeep; Budrukkar, Ashwini; Jalali, Rakesh & Sarin, Rajiv


Vitiligo is a common dermatological disorder. A middle-aged woman with preexisting vitiligo was diagnosed with breast carcinoma. After surgery and chemotherapy she received regional radiotherapy. Six months after the completion of radiotherapy she developed depigmentation in the irradiated area. This article discusses the etiology for this phenomenon and the literature in this regard.

Breast cancer, depigmentation, radiotherapy

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