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How does breast cancer treatment affect work? How long will i be off of work for breast cancer treatment?

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In brief: Highly variable

I agree with dr. Wilson.
There are many treatments for breast cancer ranging from minor surgery and hormone pills, to more extensive surgery with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. You would need to discuss your specific situation with your oncologist who would have much more information for you.

In brief: Highly variable

I agree with dr. Wilson.
There are many treatments for breast cancer ranging from minor surgery and hormone pills, to more extensive surgery with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. You would need to discuss your specific situation with your oncologist who would have much more information for you.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

These are good questions for your oncologist.
If you're referring to high dose chemotherapy, most people are able to take only 1/2 to 2 days away from work to recover.

In brief: Depends

These are good questions for your oncologist.
If you're referring to high dose chemotherapy, most people are able to take only 1/2 to 2 days away from work to recover.
Dr. Matthew Wilson
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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

Depends a lot on what treatment you received and how well you handled it.
Your doctors can address this best.

In brief: Variable

Depends a lot on what treatment you received and how well you handled it.
Your doctors can address this best.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

This depends on the treatment plan.
Discuss these concerns with your radiation oncologist, surgeon, and medical oncologist.

In brief: Depends

This depends on the treatment plan.
Discuss these concerns with your radiation oncologist, surgeon, and medical oncologist.
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many Work Thru It

Surgery: days-to-weeks depending on lumpectomy vs.
Mastectomy. Chemotherapy: perhaps a few days a month provided there are no complications. Radiation therapy: often done before or after work (or during lunch breaks). In general, it has a lot to do with one's type of work & whether work helps with recovery or makes rx worse. I advise my patients to resume their normal lives asap.

In brief: Many Work Thru It

Surgery: days-to-weeks depending on lumpectomy vs.
Mastectomy. Chemotherapy: perhaps a few days a month provided there are no complications. Radiation therapy: often done before or after work (or during lunch breaks). In general, it has a lot to do with one's type of work & whether work helps with recovery or makes rx worse. I advise my patients to resume their normal lives asap.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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