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How soon after finishing radiation therapy for breast cancer should I get a follow-up mammogram?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 4 to 6 months

The side effects of the skin need to heal and breast heals and any scarring internally improve.
That takes 4 to 6 months. Even then that is the baseline mammogram and surgery and radiation changes will be seen. Then future mammograms will show these changes are improving.

In brief: 4 to 6 months

The side effects of the skin need to heal and breast heals and any scarring internally improve.
That takes 4 to 6 months. Even then that is the baseline mammogram and surgery and radiation changes will be seen. Then future mammograms will show these changes are improving.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

I generally get my first mammogram 6 months after surgery of the affected side.
This mammogram acts as a new baseline.

In brief: Varies

I generally get my first mammogram 6 months after surgery of the affected side.
This mammogram acts as a new baseline.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: 3-6 months later

Usually a baseline mamogram is obtained a couple of months after finishing radiation treatments.
By then, most of the acute side effects of skin irritation, inflamation from radiation treatments has subsided.

In brief: 3-6 months later

Usually a baseline mamogram is obtained a couple of months after finishing radiation treatments.
By then, most of the acute side effects of skin irritation, inflamation from radiation treatments has subsided.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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