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Breast Reduction & Tummy tuck post radiation

TraceyN
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Joined: Mar 2005

I am looking into having breast reduction and a tummy tuck soon and was wondering if anyone has had either of these procedures after they had radiation. I had radiation for Hodgkin's Disease 11 years ago and would like to know if it will be safe to do. Any help would be appreciated!

AuthorUnknown
Posts: 1561
Joined: May 2006

Hello,

You may want to contact the American Cancer Society's National Cancer Information Center. Cancer Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day and may be able to assist you with your question. They can be reached at 1-800-227-2345.

Take care and be well,

Dana
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mc2001
Posts: 343
Joined: May 2003

Hi Tracey,
I am also a blood cancer survivor that recieved high doses of radiation. I was 21 at diagnosis and treatment. I am now 31 and have been in remission for almost 9 years. Since then I have had surgeries to implant and remove Medi-Ports. Now... my chest consists of more muscle than a woman's, but... since its in the same area you are concerned with... I wanted to say that I had no problems with the surgery or healing. I would talk to your surgeon about this concern. By the way.. how are you doing since your Hodg? Are you still experiencing any long term side effects from radiation? I had leukemia. Good luck and God bless.
-Michael

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