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How soon after lumpectomy does radiation begin? How long is radiation treatment if stage 1 ductal breast cancer or dcis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on RX

We usually begin brachytherapy within 3 weeks after surgery (duration: 5 days).
External beam rt usually begins within 6 weeks (assuming chemo unnecessary) and may last 4-7 weeks depending on the protocol.

In brief: Depends on RX

We usually begin brachytherapy within 3 weeks after surgery (duration: 5 days).
External beam rt usually begins within 6 weeks (assuming chemo unnecessary) and may last 4-7 weeks depending on the protocol.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: The use of chemo

Is the biggest cause of space between surgery and radiotherapy, and even t1 lesions can be triple negative or indicate chemo.
There are some methods to do the radiotherapy at the time of resection (xoft intra-op), and partial breast. The usual for exteral beam is 4 weeks.

In brief: The use of chemo

Is the biggest cause of space between surgery and radiotherapy, and even t1 lesions can be triple negative or indicate chemo.
There are some methods to do the radiotherapy at the time of resection (xoft intra-op), and partial breast. The usual for exteral beam is 4 weeks.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 3-5 weeks

It depends on healing after lumpectomy, but radiation generally starts about 4 weeks later. Radiation generally takes 6-7 weeks to complete.

In brief: 3-5 weeks

It depends on healing after lumpectomy, but radiation generally starts about 4 weeks later. Radiation generally takes 6-7 weeks to complete.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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