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When after breast surgery is radiation started?
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
The time that you start radiation (XRT) depends on your treatment plan.
If you do not need chemotherapy, then you start 4-6 weeks after surgery. If you need chemotherapy, then you will get chemo after surgery and then XRT when chemo is complete. It is a good idea to meet with the radiation doctors immediately after surgery to get questions answered. It helps to have the entire team involved.

In brief: Depends
The time that you start radiation (XRT) depends on your treatment plan.
If you do not need chemotherapy, then you start 4-6 weeks after surgery. If you need chemotherapy, then you will get chemo after surgery and then XRT when chemo is complete. It is a good idea to meet with the radiation doctors immediately after surgery to get questions answered. It helps to have the entire team involved.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Usually 4-6 weeks
Depends on the type of breast surgery and how quickly you heal.
You need to have close to full range of arm motion and a healed wound.

In brief: Usually 4-6 weeks
Depends on the type of breast surgery and how quickly you heal.
You need to have close to full range of arm motion and a healed wound.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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