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Topic: Radiation Treatments and Covid-19

Forum: DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for DCIS.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2020 04:57PM

Flutegirl wrote:

I had a lumpectomy with bi-lateral oncoplastic reduction on February 13, and a re-excision and sentinel node biopsy on February 27 due to a macro invasion. The incision was slow to heal due to seroma's that developed and began leaking but that is finally under control and I received the green light last week to proceed with radiation. I had my CT sim on Friday and I'm awaiting my treatment schedule - although I know it will be five days a week for four weeks and I expect it will start the week of April 27. My question is what others have been told about possible increased susceptibility to Covid-19 while undergoing radiation treatments. I'm sure those receiving chemotherapy are more immune-suppressed, but I've not been able to find anything about radiation treatments. Thanks in advance!

Dx 12/23/2019, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 2/13/2020 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 2/27/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/27/2020 3DCRT: Breast
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Apr 20, 2020 07:24PM Moxie32 wrote:

My RO said that radiation would not have any effect on my immune system

Diagnosed age 59 / Oncotype 15 Dx 12/27/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 12/27/2019, DCIS, Left, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 2 Surgery 1/20/2020 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/18/2020 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/30/2020 Femara (letrozole)

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