Radiotherapy

Offered following Breast Conserving Surgery with Clear Margins

  • Radiotherapy allows for breast conserving surgery with equal outcomes to full mastectomy in patients with early breast cancer
  • Radiotherapy post-surgery reduces local recurrence
  • Involves radiotherapy delivered from multiple angles to concentrate radiation on targeted area
  • Usually involves daily treatments for 3-5 weeks

 

Side Effects

  • General fatigue from the radiation
  • Local skin and tissue irritation and swelling
  • Fibrosis of breast tissue
  • Shrinking of breast tissue
  • Long term skin colour changes (usually darker)
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