Table 3: The 3-year actuarial rates of recurrence. Data of the 109 patients with at least 36 months of follow-up.

Pattern of failure3-year actuarial rate (%)

Local recurrence4.6
True local recurrence0.9
Second primary tumor within treated breast1.8
Axillary relapse1.8
Distant metastasis1.8
Contralateral tumor0.9