Advances in medical, radiation, and surgical treatments are extending the lives of many women with breast cancer. But as survival rates increase and more and more women live longer, they also face the possibility of experiencing delayed side effects from their cancer treatments. Among these potential side effects is lymphedema,
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Q: I’m about to start radiation therapy after cancer surgery. What are the possible side effects that might occur?
A: The most common side effects from radiation therapy are fatigue, changes in the skin, hair loss, and eating/digestion problems. Radiation has different effects on different patients, so, until your treatment begins,
By Orli R. Etingin, MD, Editor-in-Chief
Breast cancer is a diagnosis that one of every nine women will face in her lifetime. More than ever, it is curable with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Genetic testing and “oncotyping” (identifying the genes in a tumor) are now factors that are considered when deciding
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