A 56-year-old female asked:
i had a lumpectomy, chemo and radiation for stage 1 breast cancer. 4 lymph nodes were removed and found negative. i am 1 year out and have no lymphedema. am i able to go into a hot tub or sauna and if so, should i limit the amount of time?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Burns answered
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
A hot tub may: cause some serious skin changes in the radiated area. Radiated tissue becomes hypo-vascular ( much less blood flow) and prone to injury much more so than non radiated tissue. I would recommend against a hot tub. But that is just my opinion.
Answered on Apr 1, 2019
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