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How much radiation and chemotherapy am I likely to need for breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Variable.

Following a lumpectomy, radiation therapy is usually given "from the outiside-in" over 7 weeks; select people may be treated over 4 weeks.
An alternate method is to treat "from the inside-out" via brachytherapy over 5 days. Chemotherapy, when indicated, is typically given in 4-8 doses separated by 2-3 weeks over 3-6 months; Herceptin (trastuzumab) is usually given over an entire year.

In brief: Variable.

Following a lumpectomy, radiation therapy is usually given "from the outiside-in" over 7 weeks; select people may be treated over 4 weeks.
An alternate method is to treat "from the inside-out" via brachytherapy over 5 days. Chemotherapy, when indicated, is typically given in 4-8 doses separated by 2-3 weeks over 3-6 months; Herceptin (trastuzumab) is usually given over an entire year.
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Depends on Stage

It depends on the stage of your disease and the specifics of your tumor. This is best discussed with your radiation oncologist and your medical oncologist.

In brief: Depends on Stage

It depends on the stage of your disease and the specifics of your tumor. This is best discussed with your radiation oncologist and your medical oncologist.
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