U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
South Africa
A 28-year-old female asked:

After lumpectomy what are the best measures to practice to prevent one from having a lump or breast cancer.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Self exams : Md exams mammograms annually depending on age.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Adjuvant treatment: For most breast cancers, after a lumpectomy adjuvant breast radiation is required to maximize local control and cure. If the tumor was more than 1cm depending on some other features, chemotherapy could be reccomended( often determined by molecular testing with oncotype dx). If the cells were hormone receptor positive then a hormone blocking pill can further decrease recurrence rates).Ask team.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 29-year-old member asked:
How soon after a lumpectomy (breast cancer) can I go back to work?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 43-year-old member asked:
What can I do for hematoma after right breast lumpectomy for cancer?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 48-year-old member asked:
Is a lumpectomy for breast cancer done with a local or general anesthesia?
5 doctor answers29 doctors weighed in
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.