60 years) patients (p = 0.039). Toxicity differences in all other scales were not significant. Between older (> 60 years) and midaged patients (50-60 years) no significant differences in toxicity were found. This was also true for the comparison between young (< 50 years) versus midaged patient groups (50-60 years). Conclusion The treatment concept of BCT for breast cancer is generally well tolerated. The toxicity-measurement with the new topographic module is feasible. Not modified standard treatment for BC should be performed in elderly women."/>
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Table 2 Toxicity documentation: measurement points t1-t8 (Percentages)

From: Is standard breast-conserving therapy (BCT) in elderly breast cancer patients justified? A prospective measurement of acute toxicity according CTC-classification

Scale Mesurement-point Grade 0 Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4
Skin: Dermatitis t1 91.01% 6.74% 1.12% 1.12% 0.00%
  t2 86.96% 11.96% 1.09% 0.00% 0.00%
  t3 75.00% 22.83% 2.17% 0.00% 0.00%
  t4 58.06% 37.63% 3.23% 1.08% 0.00%
  t5 33.70% 47.83% 17.39% 1.09% 0.00%
  t6 28.57% 51.65% 19.78% 0.00% 0.00%
  t8 80.00% 17.14% 2.86% 0.00% 0.00%
Skin: Pigmentation t1 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
  t2 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
  t3 96.74% 3.26% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
  t4 95.70% 4.30% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
  t5 89.13% 10.87% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
  t6 67.03% 31.87% 1.10% 0.00% 0.00%
  t8 80.00% 20.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Breast: Symmetry t1 34.44% 40.00% 22.22% 3.33% 0.00%
  t2 33.70% 40.22% 22.83% 3.26% 0.00%
  t3 33.70% 40.22% 22.83% 3.26% 0.00%
  t4 33.33% 40.86% 22.58% 3.23% 0.00%
  t5 32.61% 41.30% 22.83% 3.26% 0.00%
  t6 31.87% 42.86% 23.08% 2.20% 0.00%
  t8 25.71% 45.71% 25.71% 2.87% 0.00%
Breast: Lymphedema t1 28.89% 66.67% 4.44% 0.00% 0.00%
  t2 32.61% 64.13% 3.26% 0.00% 0.00%
  t3 29.35% 66.30% 3.26% 1.09% 0.00%
  t4 22.58% 73.12% 4.30% 0.00% 0.00%
  t5 21.74% 73.91% 4.35% 0.00% 0.00%
  t6 20.88% 74.73% 4.40% 0.00% 0.00%
  t8 25.71% 71.43% 2.86% 0.00% 0.00%
Breast: Pain t1 84.44% 12.22% 3.33% 0.00% 0.00%
  t2 84.78% 14.13% 1.09% 0.00% 0.00%
  t3 84.78% 11.96% 3.26% 0.00% 0.00%
  t4 83.87% 13.98% 2.15% 0.00% 0.00%
  t5 76.09% 21.74% 2.17% 0.00% 0.00%
  t6 79.12% 17.58% 3.30% 0.00% 0.00%
  t8 91.43% 8.57% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%