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radiation necrosis breast

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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
23 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 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Ultrasound: There is no radiation in an ultrasound. It uses sound waves.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Painless lump: Fat necrosis of the breast often occurs after injury to the breast tissue. It typically causes a painless lump within the breast. If you have a lump i ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Memmel
22 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
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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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
It is ok. : See womenshealth.Govand radiologyinfo.Org under mammogram.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 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
49 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!

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