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Time from Surgery to Rads (no chemo)

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nappinggirl
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Re: Time from Surgery to Rads (no chemo)

I had surgery on 1st April and 7th May.  I start my 25 Rads this Thursday, 30th, almost three months after surgery.

Whitejasmin
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Re: Time from Surgery to Rads (no chemo)

I had my op 9th June, start rads 29th July so my wait was 7 weeks  X

Sharnie
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Re: Time from Surgery to Rads (no chemo)

I had my op 11th May and start radiotherapy this week 21st July so that's about 10 weeks after. I think it depends on how busy the radiotherapy unit is as well as healing time and all hospitals vary. Can't wait to finally start so I can get back to normal! Not looking forward to the next four and a half weeks of trekking to the hospital but needs to be done!
Jobey68
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Re: Time from Surgery to Rads (no chemo)

I had my op on 27th March and started Rads on 19th May which was 4 weeks from my oncologists app on 21st April, she told me its standard for it to be 4 weeks from then to ensure everything has healed up properly, I had no issues with treatment X
Atat
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Re: Time from Surgery to Rads (no chemo)

Hi
It depends on where you live and how they interpret guidelines. There is research on the effect that delay in having radiotherapy can have. Just a Google it and meta analysis article on the research findings will pop up.
Atat
MrsGoggins
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Re: Time from Surgery to Rads (no chemo)

I had surgery on 23 March and rads started on 28 April....Onc was keen to keep to 31 day directive as closely as possible but I am certain had I not been healed sufficiently rads would have been delayed.  I had bilateral therapeutic mammoplasty, pretty major stuff to both breasts and was very well healed in that time and only had one tiny niggling area underneat that broke down during treatment.  I have been very lucky to be textbook so far.

Katie x

eileen728
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Re: Time from Surgery to Rads (no chemo)

I think the 31 days is from when you are healed from surgery rather than from the date of surgery - i.e. when you are fit to be treated. Mine was just over 10 weeks as I had seroma which had to be drained twice before it finally settled. And like everyone else I was told that the wait would not make any difference xx
Shell68
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Re: Time from Surgery to Rads (no chemo)

Mine started 8 weeks post op, This allowed for scars to heal and gave me a little breather in between.  Told it has no impact on recurrennce. Hope this helps, Shell 

Jaye
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Re: Time from Surgery to Rads (no chemo)

Hi

 

I had my op 4th March and started rads 13th May, that was last year. 

 

About 10 weeks and that seemed to be about the norm at our hospital but it does seem to vary from hospital to hospital.

 

Best wishes

 

Jaye

Jill1998
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Re: Time from Surgery to Rads (no chemo)

Hi C ,I asked that question a couple of weeks ago and the answers came back as average 6 to 8 weeks after surgery.My surgeon told me minum 6 weeks to allow scars to heal properly first and to make sure you have full arm movement so you can hold your arm above head during treatment.
Cesrabbit
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Time from Surgery to Rads (no chemo)

I'm just interested to know what everyone's average wait was from surgery to radiotherapy. I've been told there is a six week minimum wait as so busy. NICE guidelines say it should be 31 days from surgery to Rad. Is this acceptable do you think? Does the longer you wait heighten risk of recurrence? Would be interested in hearing what everyone's been told in different areas of the country. I'm West Midlands.