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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 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
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Varies: If no chemotherapy it can be started when you heal from your lumpectomy or mastectomy and have an acceptable range of motion wuth your shoulder. But ... Read More
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Dr. Rakesh Patel
22 years experience Radiation Oncology
After surgery: In nearly all breast cancer cases, the radiation is delivered after removal of the cancer cells. This can be done immediately at the time of surgery ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Kriedman
47 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
23 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Generally yes: Acute radiation pneumonitis/lung inflamation can be treated and improve. However, radiation causes longterm injury and progressive fibrosis. This proc ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
51 years experience Rheumatology
Probably: Radiation is tailored to the problem and special beams will avoid the lung tissue.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Discuss with MD: Discuss it with your radiation oncologist. Many variables: type and severity of lung problems, side and location of the cancer, stage of the cancer. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not radiation: As you probably know radiation effects the area being treated. As the areas you described are different, unlikely related to radiation. Change in soa ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
FIBROSIS: Radiation pneumonitis with fibrosis is the most serious. Also radiation esophagitis and scarring of the skin. Most resolve to some degree with time an ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Lechtman
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scarred skin...: And hard unyielding breasts. Radiation can cause significant damage but with the newer dosing regimens, we're seeing less of the more severe effects.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Canale
30 years experience Breast Surgery
Highly unlikely: Radiation is a local/regional therapy like surgery and generally affects only tissues/organ systems within the field of radiation. Modern techniques ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Macklis
39 years experience Radiation Oncology
Usually not: Gi symptoms during breast cancer radiotherapy are uncommon but not unheard of, especially for right-sided cancers where some of the liver may be in th ... Read More
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