What can I expect post-lumpectomy?
My lumpectomy is finally happening next week and I'm not sure what to expect as far as the healing/post surgery journey. (So far diagnosis is Grade 1a, 8mm tumor)
I was thinking of planning a trip (flying overseas) after my two week check up. Is this unreasonable? How soon after the lumpectomy do they typically want to start radiation?
Also, my lumpectomy surgery is 6 weeks from my initial diagnosis. Should I be alarmed by this? (Keep reading about cancer cells shedding and hiding so I'm plenty anxious!)
I'm basing these question on my initial test results which suggest lumpectomy/radiation/hormone blockers - but no all this can change after my lumpectomy biopsy.
Thank you kindly in advance!