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breast atrophy after radiation

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Memmel
21 years experience Breast Surgery
Yes: Yes, you can have radiation after a reconstruction. Opinions vary among plastic surgeons and radiation oncologists, so meet with these doctors before ... Read More
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast cancer: I currently recommend that my patients have immediate breast reconstruction regardless of the need for post mastectomy radiation therapy. The simple r ... Read More
Dr. Ergun Kocak
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Radiation: Most reconstructive surgeons would recommend waiting until after radiation or chemotheraphy to have the breasts reconstructed. It is best that you dis ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Kriedman
46 years experience Psychiatry
Take control: Working following breast radiation is healthy but how you work may not be. After a diagnosis of breast cancer and subsequent treatment. Your emotions ... Read More
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Dr. Helen Mabry
22 years experience General Surgery
It can be done, but.: A high stress life can contribute to many health and emotional problems. Why not find ways to reduce the stress in your life? You can resume a full ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
It is ok. : See womenshealth.Govand radiologyinfo.Org under mammogram.
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Dense breasts: do decrease the sensitivity of mammo for detecting cancer, but screening mammo is still the standard of care for dense breasts. Dense breasts are als ... Read More
Dr. Patrick Connor
34 years experience Emergency Medicine
Agree: You are best hope is to do a yearly Mammogram foe early detection. The radiation dose is minimal
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
No worries: Radiation exposure to the breasts with this exam is essentially nil. The x-ray beam is limited to the neck region and, as such, no significant scatter ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Risk vs benefit: Your concern about radiation is understandable, but generally the diagnostic tests have more benefit than risk. Wish you good health!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes it is.: Pruritus can be related to cell injury with radiation.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast radiation?: If it was radiation to the breast itself, then adhesions can occur where the inside breast tissue sticks to other tissue causing pain and reduced brea ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Breast Conserving Rx: The most common indication for breast radiation is after lumpectomy to rx breast ca, thereby avoiding a mastectomy. Traditional radiation rx is done o ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
Laser: Is not the same thing as radiation. Laser therapy is different types of light. A medical laser is not 'radioactive.'.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
46 years experience Breast Surgery
It depends: Radiation may be given after a lumpectomy procedure. If chemotherapy is considered usually radiation will be given after completion of chemotherapy. I ... Read More
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