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Old 07-30-2012, 09:15 AM   #1
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Radiation

What should I expect with radiation after lumpectomy? Had thyroid removed in March, nodules with cancer. Now breast cancer - too close together for comfort. How will radiation affect me?

 
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:13 PM   #2
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Re: Radiation

I am so sorry you joined the --club--. I did not have radiation because I chose to have a mastectomy. From what I know about radiation... your appointments are very short but you have many of them. Sometimes toward the end of your course of radiation, your skin can become tight, red, and tender. You may have to get some cream to help your skin heal. You may also have some fatigue towards the end. Your breast cancer sounds like it is relatively early stage. You didn't mention chemotherapy so again a hint this is an early stage. Keep in mind, every woman's breast cancer is different and unique depending on the pathology report. Treatments are tailored to your breast cancer on a cellular level. No longer is it the "shot-gun" approach to treatment. It depends on the type of breast cancer, stage, aggressiveness of cells and your age. You will make it through your treatment and come out the other side healthy and cancer free. It may seem daunting because you are unsure about what is coming next. Never be afraid to ask questions about your treatment.... side effects, and talk to your team, become involved with your treatment! You really have to become your own best advocate. Hang in there, you will be ok. Keep in touch.
I have hit the 5 year mark, feel great, and am cancer free. Take care, Sharon

 
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:53 AM   #3
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Re: Radiation

Thank you so much. Chemo has not been prescribed, just radiation. I have many questions for my doctor! I hope I am eligible for the 5 day treatment instead of the extended. Hope to have these answers from my doctor soon.

 
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