hi i have 2 chemos left then i have to start radiotherepy,my weak spot is my lungs ive always had asthma from a baby, will radiotherepy make asthma worse should i have it what are the benefits,im 44 had a lumpecomy it had spread to second layer of lymphnodes,but not surrounding tissue around lump , its not oestrogen positive im premenopausal,whats the likely hood of me getting secondary lungcancer accoeding to your statistics , there is no breast cancer in family
Dear frizz: It is possible, with radiation therapy to the breast, to incur some lung damage, although it is rare. It may or may not affect your asthma. A secondary lung cancer (as a result of radiation therapy for breast cancer) is extremely rare. I have never personally seen it.
Frizz - Check and see if IMRT (I think it stands for "Intense Modulated Radiation Therapy) is at the place where you will be having radiation. It is a much smaller beam of radiation; thus, avoids hitting major organs such as the lungs, heart, thyroid, etc. It specifically targets the area where the tumor was and a small area around it. Also, if you do have to go the other route, I spoke to my old boss (pulmonologist) and he said in at least 10 to 12 years, he has not seen a case of irradiated lungs due to radiation therapy for breast cancer - they are very careful.
hi wow many thanks for that you have put my mind at rest,i was considering not having it done, im from england i doubt whether they have IMET but i will ask, thankyou do you know any good radiotherpey sites i can link to to get more info thanks once again
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