Ive had rads twice but not in the same area. I was told that the reason you cant have it twice is because it recognizes that the area has been treated and therefore has no effect.
I don't think that makes senses but hopefully you will get my drift.
I'm to have booster sessions on the area where my tumour was because of the type/stage it was and because I had reacted badly to chemo. I was told on that area I will not be able to have any more radiation but that I could on other areas of my boob. My Aunt was on a trial in Kent where she had 2 lots of rads and 2 lots of chemo but no op. I'm sure that the oncologist will have made sure that what they're doing for you is safe. I hope the SEs aren't too bad again.
Take care and good luck
Found this article on the net and it is encouraging for a second round of radiotherapy. Good luck!
i thought they couldnt do the same area twice... i am due to have ads to my left breast at the end of the year and had them to the right breast 3 years ago... but they said they wouldnt overlap and thats why i can get them.
perhaps it depend on how many you had previously i had a total of 25 and i dont think they give more than 30 to one area but perhaps if you had 15 before and then get another 15 now.
Originally I had WLE followed by radiotherapy in 2004. I have had a local recurrence this month near the scar towards the breastbone which has been removed by another WLE at my request, otherwise they wpould carried out mastectomy as a standard treatment.
I am being offered a second round of radiotherapy on a low dosage localise to the new scar which will overlap with the old scar. Has anyone else had two radiotherapy treatments and what were the effect on the skin as I understand the risk are increased ? I was lucky to have no side effect apart from a strange coloured suntan on the first treatment.
I would appreciate any replies.