Breast Brachytherapy

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Breast Brachytherapy

by lynette_w on Sat Jun 15, 2002 12:00 AM

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I had the cancer removed from my breast through 2 operations 1 year ago, also 18 lymph nodes removed, no cancer present in them. So even with that, there was quite a bit of scarring. Due to a backlog in New Zealand, I did not get my radiation treatment until 4 months later. My Radiation Oncologist decided to complete the brachytherapy radiation treatment and 23 rods in total were placed through my breast. Every thing appeared to be going ok, until 8 months after the treatment when scar tissue started to develop around all the operation and rod sites in my breast(up to a large egg size). You can imagine I got quite worried, thinking the cancer had come back. After many tests, which were all negative, they said I was ok. Has any one else experienced this? In the meantime I have been massaging the breast and have seen some reduction in the lumps.

How's Your Brachytherapy Recovery?

by Violamom on Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:00 AM

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I am 2 months today since completing my 4 day brachytherapy with no side effects except being constipated the two days after treatment...should have consumed more water, just like they said! Wondering how you are doing...although it's been two and a half years since you posted.
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