← Return to Breast cancer radiation after 70? What options have you considered?

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@auntieoakley

Radiation should ideally start at 6 weeks but I did find this study on breastcancer.org that says under 8 weeks.
https://www.breastcancer.org/research-news/delaying-rads-after-dcis-incr-recur-risk
Would you be comfortable asking you doctor what the considerations are for only offering full breast radiation, ie; cancer grade, type of cancer, risk of recurrence with or without radiation? If partial breast or targeted radiation is available to you, or available in your area?

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Another point of consideration in making the decision and timing is that the OncotypeDX test score will indicate whether chemotherapy is advisable for the early stage ER+Her2- invasive breast cancer. Chemo is ususally given before radiation. My MO waited for my score before referring me to the radiology oncologist. It would seem understandable that you would want that test score before scheduling radiation therapy.

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