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Radiotherapy

  • Usually over 4 - 6 weeks, Monday - Friday.
  • It is recommended for the patient after breast conserving surgery.
  • It is to lower the risk of local recurrence.
  • Radiotherapy is also recommended if:
    1. Cancer is >5cm
    2. Four or more lymph nodes have cancer cells

Side Effects:

  1. Skin may become red, itchy and sensitive.
  2. Breast may become swollen and tender.
  3. After treatment, some breasts may become smaller or change to a slightly different shape due to fibrosis or scarring.

Condition treated at: