Enlarged breast after Radiotherapy

I had a high grade DCIS and reconstruction right side in 2019 followed by 20 sessions of radiotherapy and my breast shrank considerably. 2023 Cancer left side removed with margins and lymph nodes removed with no spread, Radiotherapy for 5 sessions to mid Jan 2024 and my breast has swollen a lot now 26/3/24. Struggling to get proper advice as I am being passed between departments.

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Hello wonky1,

Thanks for posting.

Radiotherapy can continue to work after treatment so some side effects like skin changes may not develop until after its finished. Swelling of the breast can also develop but this tends to settle in the weeks after treatment. It sounds as if your swelling is perhaps significant and developed quite quickly. We’re not sure what departments you’ve contacted but you could contact your breast care nurse or the radiology department.

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