Angiosarcoma of the breast caused by previous breast radiation
I have recently been diagnosed with an angiosarcoma in my breast. The doctors say it was probably caused by previous radiation of that breast following a lumpectomy about 6 years ago. They tell me it is extremely rare. Has anyone had any experience with this kind of breast cancer?
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My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017, she had a successful lumpectomy. Some time later, the breast cancer came back. This time she opted to just have her breast removed, at which time she was encouraged to do radiation and was told it would heighten her chances of the breast cancer not returning. Nevertheless, they neglected to inform her of the risk of having this radiation. After being in remission for some time, out of nowhere she fractured her rib. After further testing, she was diagnosed with Angiosarcoma. This time, she had to go through 3 months of chemotherapy and a more aggressive round of radiation. Unfortunately, the cancer spread to her liver, lungs, kidneys, and bones. She lost her battle just 3 months after her chemo/radiation treatments. What's puzzling to me, is that if Angiosarcoma is rare, and they know that radiation causes this form of cancer, why would more radiation be a treatment option. I believe that in my mom's case, the cancer began to spread either the moment she started chemotherapy, or the moment she went through the round of radiation after the chemotherapy. Either way, I don't believe chemotherapy or radiation is a great treatment option to fight Angiosarcoma. I pray that you will be presented with more treatment options, and that in your case the outcome will be victorious, so that other patients will be inspired to follow the path that you take in order to win their battle! This is a time to put your trust in God. Thank you for sharing and I wish you the best!
I pray for you too to achieve the good outcome!
I'll keep you in my prayer tonight. Be strong.
Has anyone tried alternative treatments instead of AIs. Possible Naturopathic and all natural foods, herbs, spices. Thank you😘
Has anyone done a combo of both?
AI + Resveratrol + Theaflavin+ Glucosamine and Chondroitin..
I too had 2 lumpectomy with radiation with both.
Two years apart.
2014 and 2016.
About 5 years later had a few discolored spot on my chest. My surgeon suspected this right away. I had a full mastectomy. The doctors had a meeting and decided no treatment. I have scan every 3 months plus blood work up. It’s been a year now and nothing has showed up. Will continue with
Scans and checkups.
Also have a skin doctor
Involved. Hoping for a good outcome for you.
Was it diagnosed as an angiosarcoma?