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how soon after lumpectomy does radiation begin? how long is radiation treatment if stage 1 ductal breast cancer or dcis?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
3-5 weeks: It depends on healing after lumpectomy, but radiation generally starts about 4 weeks later. Radiation generally takes 6-7 weeks to complete.
Answered on Mar 3, 2020
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