• Has any one had mastitis after radiation?

    Asked by Deb949 on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    Has any one had mastitis after radiation?

    I ended up in the hospital for four days on IV antibiotics. Really hoping this is a one time thing!

    1 Answer from the Community

    • carm's Avatar

      Deb949, Post-radiation bacterial mastitis is not rare in breast cancer, so it does happen. It would help if it was cultured to find the source of the infection. Unfortunately, I cannot say that it does not recur, a lot depends on the severity and the source. You will have to let time dictate whether it does indeed return. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

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