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What are worst breast cancer radiation effects?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
6 doctors agree

In brief: FIBROSIS

Radiation pneumonitis with fibrosis is the most serious.
Also radiation esophagitis and scarring of the skin. Most resolve to some degree with time and steroids.

In brief: FIBROSIS

Radiation pneumonitis with fibrosis is the most serious.
Also radiation esophagitis and scarring of the skin. Most resolve to some degree with time and steroids.
Dr. Frank Mayo
Dr. Frank Mayo
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Skin burns

Radiation to the breasts can cause skin burns which are uncomfortable, causing redness and sometimes ulceration and oozing from the skin.
There are also occasional serious organ injuries to the lungs and to the heart. But a good radiation oncologist can minimize all these effects.

In brief: Skin burns

Radiation to the breasts can cause skin burns which are uncomfortable, causing redness and sometimes ulceration and oozing from the skin.
There are also occasional serious organ injuries to the lungs and to the heart. But a good radiation oncologist can minimize all these effects.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Dr. Sewa Legha
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