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Table 3 Frequencies of moderate or severe breast and arm symptoms reported by patients in each group (as treated)

From: Radiation-related quality of life parameters after targeted intraoperative radiotherapy versus whole breast radiotherapy in patients with breast cancer: results from the randomized phase III trial TARGIT-A

  TARGIT-A EBRT+boost
Symptoms (moderate/severe) IORT (%) EBRT (%) IORT-EBRT (%) IORT-boost (%) EBRT-boost (%)
Pain in area of affected breast 4/0 11/4 25/13 20/9 11/8
Swelling in area of affected breast 0/0 4/2 7/7 7/10 11/2
Oversensitivity in area of affected breast 4/0 9/7 20/7 20/15 11/8
Skin problems on or in area of affected breast 4/4 9/4 13/6 11/2 4/7
Pain in arm or shoulder 8/8 18/23 33/20 21/15 26/8
Swelling in arm or hand 8/4 9/7 6/6 18/9 19/6
Difficulty in raising or moving arm sideways 20/0 24/12 13/7 16/10 11/8