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Topic: Dmx after radiation to preserve the skin?

Forum: Radiation Therapy - Before, During, and After —

What to expect from treatment and ways to cope with side effects.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2020 08:13PM

July152020 wrote:

hello,


Long story short, I just got a lumpectomy (left breast, 1 o'clock) and I have 2 SN nodes with cancer. So I need chemo and radiation. Then I found out I am brca-2 positive so now I want to have dmx. I initially thought I want dmx now so I can finish this ordeal sooner and they said I have something suspicious on the right breast though U/S didn't find anything. So what if there IS something going on?

but then it just hit me today: Since my breast skin will be damaged with radiation, what if I keep the breast now and let the skin get damaged then when I get dmx, my good skin would still be there?

crazy or maybe doable?

Brca-2+; Dx 7/15/2020 at age 43. er+80% pr+40% Her2-, IDC 1.7cm grade 3, DCIS 0.6cm grade3 , 2/15 nodes (0.6cm) started ac+t on 9/17/2020
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Aug 20, 2020 08:31PM MinusTwo wrote:

What did your RO and your BS tell you?

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Aug 20, 2020 08:57PM July152020 wrote:

I am meeting surgeon on Monday and emailed RO about it.

Just wanted to know if anyone happens to know.


Brca-2+; Dx 7/15/2020 at age 43. er+80% pr+40% Her2-, IDC 1.7cm grade 3, DCIS 0.6cm grade3 , 2/15 nodes (0.6cm) started ac+t on 9/17/2020
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Aug 21, 2020 02:01PM Beesie wrote:

"Since my breast skin will be damaged with radiation, what if I keep the breast now and let the skin get damaged then when I get dmx, my good skin would still be there?"

I don't understand at all what you are asking / suggesting. Could you clarify?

“No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” Edmund Burke

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