Radiation Side Effects?
Hi Ladies! I was recently diagnosed with a recurrence and am having a lumpectomy in less than 2 wks. The current plan is to have 6 wks of radiation treatments following surgery/recovery. I'm not overly concerned; however my tumor is on the left side, right next to my sternum. I can't help but to wonder, what if the radiation damages my heart or weakens my breastbone.
Has any one else here had radiation on their left side - especially near the breast bone? If so, what were your SEs? I realize we're all different, but your feedback is much appreciated!