DIEP after radiotherapy

Hi everyone, This is my first post although I have been reading posts since my diagnosis March 2014. I have usually found answers without having to post. I’m having a DIEP flap reconstruction in a couple of weeks. I had 5 weeks of radiotherapy after mastectomy and chemo. My surgeon has said there is a 1 to 2% of failure. I’m trying to stay positive as it is such a low percentage but was wondering if how much radio you have affects the results, I know some have 3 weeks of radio. My mastectomy, chemo and radio were all in 2014. anyone had a DIEP after 5 weeks radio?

Hi Vicbee, 

Welcome to the forum although I am sorry you have found yourself here. 

I am sure some of our users will be along soon to offer their support and share their experiences. You may also want to look at our Breast Cancer Care page on DIEP reconstruction which you can findhere.

In the meantime please do call our helpline at 0808 800 600 who will be able to talk to you about DIEP flap reconstruction and help answer your questions. The opening hours are below.

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Saturday, 9am-1pm 

Best wishes,