Founded in as the Providence Lying-In Hospital, the hospital's initial purpose was very limited. Providence Lying-In, located at the General James Estate on Slocum Street in Providence, was exclusively a maternity hospital where women could safely deliver their babies. Two years later, we relocated to the corner of State and Field Streets, eventually outgrowing the building. In we moved to a new facility at 50 Maude Street which was to be our home for the next 60 years. The Maude Street hospital was expanded, extensively renovated, and modernized over the years to keep pace with increasing and changing patient needs as well as new medical technology.
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Radiation therapy in combination with surgery, chemotherapy, and endocrine therapy as indicated, has led to excellent local and distant control of early stage breast cancers. With the majority of these patients surviving long term, mitigating the probability and severity of late toxicities is vital. Radiation to the breast, with or without additional fields for nodal coverage, has the potential to negatively impact long term cosmetic outcome of the treated breast as well as cause rare, but severe, complications due to incidental dosage to the heart, lungs and contralateral breast. The long-term clinical side-effects of breast radiation have been studied extensively. This review aims to discuss the risk of developing late complications following breast radiation and how modern techniques can be used to diminish these risks. Keywords: Radiation; breast cancer; late toxicity.
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Vikram A. Matthew L. Following medical school at Wayne State University he completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Providence-Providence Park Hospital. He has specialized interests in interventional oncology, complex venous disease, biliary and lymphatic interventions. Karl Kado, M.