• Starting radiation after mastectomy

    Asked by cris on Thursday, March 21, 2013

    Starting radiation after mastectomy

    I saw my surgeon yesterday, he said I am doing good, told me to call an make my appt. for radiation. Monday the 25th will be 3 three since my surgery, is this to early to start radiation? He said no, I was just wondering, thanks Still very sore & still trying to get my right arm worked out more.

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I started radiation 16 days after bilateral mastectomy and diep flap transplant.

      over 4 years ago
    • HearMeRoar's Avatar

      Hey Cris! I had surgery first. Started chemo 3 weeks after surgery so... I guess that's similar? I had a modified radical on the left side and simple mast on the right. Up until last week (4 week mark) it was still really sore and hard to move - putting my coat on was a pain!! Starting this week I have no trouble moving etc. YAAAY! I wish you well and peace of mind with your decisions. XOXO

      over 4 years ago
    • ValerieR's Avatar

      I had a bilateral mastectomy on June 20, 2012, and started radiation on September 1, 2012.

      over 4 years ago
    • hmt1070's Avatar

      Hi Cris,
      My radiation started about 5 weeks after surgery. I had a mastectomy and partial reconstruction. During the staging for the radiation I was really sore and stiff, but the actual treatments were fine. I did have to wait about 5 months after radiation to finish the reconstruction so my skin could heal. Good luck with your treatments :)

      over 4 years ago

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