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I need advice diagnosed with breast cancer and confused

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mandyj
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Re: I need advice diagnosed with breast cancer and confused

Hi Barbarino
My understanding of it is that you must have a healed wound before rads as the skin will break down further if its not healed, and you don't want that. I was told that they like to start rads no longer that 6 weeks after chemo but as you have not had any chemo you may be able to have it at any time. Ask your onc, they will tell you what the time span should be.
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Janet_BCC
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Re: I need advice diagnosed with breast cancer and confused

Hi barbarino

I have moved your post into this section of the website so more people should see it here.

Very best wishes

Janet

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sharon_smith
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Re: I need advice diagnosed with breast cancer and confused

I HAD MX IN APRIL AFTER 16MM LUMP AND DCIS IN LEFT BREAST.MY CHEST WALL MARGIN WAS ALSO NOT CLEAR SO I HAD RADIOTHERAPY WHICH STARTED IN JUNE AND HAD 20 ROUNDS. SEEMS THEY CANNOT START RADIO TIL WOUND IS HEALED BUT IS NO DETRIMENT TO THE CANCER AS ASKED MY BC NURSE THIS VERY QUESTION SO TRY NOT TO WORRY X
scobie
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Re: I need advice diagnosed with breast cancer and confused

SORRY I CANNOT HELP YOU BARBARINO BUT MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE WILL BE ABLE TO. THIS IS ACTUALLY FOR TAKING PART IN GAMES YOU MIGHT BE BETTER GOING TO THE LATEST POST AND STARTING YOUR QUESTION ON THAT, YOU MIGHT GET A QUICKER RESPONSE. HOPE SOMEONE CAN ANSWER YOUI SOON. TAKE CARE.XXXX

barbarino
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I need advice diagnosed with breast cancer and confused

I just had a masectomy and my wound is being treated with a wound specialist. Oncologist told me that not in lymph nodes and all margins great last week so no radiation or therapy. However, then I got a call this past week from same oncologist who told me that he met wtih the cancer board and I do have a positive margin in my chestwall. It was 2mm away from the chestwall. Radiologist told me that it was aggressive breast cancer from the beginning but I had found it early. They say they cannot start radiation until my wound heals and I am scared they will wait too long? Any adive?