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A 29-year-old member asked:

Can breast cancer radiation treatment cause permanent stomach problems?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 45 years experience
Very unusual: Only a small dose of radiation reaches the stomach.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can breast cancer radiation treatment cause stomach issues?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roger Macklis
Radiation Oncology 40 years experience
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 the lower part of the field. Ask your radiation doctor to see how much liver is being irradiated and if it can be minimized. More often this problem is related to chemo or hormonal treatment or a diet supplement.
Last updated Jun 27, 2012

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