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How soon after a lumpectomy does chemo start?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Several weeks

If your stage of disease requires chemotherapy it usually will begin approximately 3-4 weeks after surgery.
This gives the wound time to significantly heal. Starting earlier may delay wound healing; starting later may reduce the benefits of receiving treatment. Speak with your oncologist and surgeon for more information.

In brief: Several weeks

If your stage of disease requires chemotherapy it usually will begin approximately 3-4 weeks after surgery.
This gives the wound time to significantly heal. Starting earlier may delay wound healing; starting later may reduce the benefits of receiving treatment. Speak with your oncologist and surgeon for more information.
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