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Should radiation start if breast has a hematoma?

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Nov 10, 2023 | Replies (4)

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Thanks. You know it’s like we go through these treatments and learn as we go. I don’t know why some of this information is hard to find. It’s not like it’s a secret weapon or something. For example, I expressed a fear of having radiation on my left breast to two different doctors, why didn’t they tell me about the prone position radiation? Instead I had to spend a weak looking up information to find out about the different treatments/positions possible. Turns out the prone position is available at at another hospital in my town. So that tells me if your hospital doesn’t offer a treatment they don’t inform you about an alternative, etc. The prone position is recommended in some cases. Turns out I meet that criteria. But Now I started thinking, my breast is still hurting and there seems to be a lump in it where the tumor was, plus it’s not smaller than before surgery. I’m pretty sure it’s a hematoma. I’m wearing compression day and night.
I’m calling my Doctors on Monday to ask about this.
Thanks for your input.
Glenda.

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Hi Glenda, did you learn anything new from your cancer team? Do they recommend dealing with the hematoma before starting radiation? Has the hematoma improved in the past few days?