Radiation after single mastectomy

Steve1961 Member Posts: 587 Member
edited June 20 in Breast Cancer #1

is it protocol to do radiation after single mastectomy ..asking fir a friend ..maybe he doesnt know the extent of the situation,it is his mother ..i knew he is wondering what is there to radiate if the breast was removed


  • RocDocVic
    RocDocVic Member Posts: 107 Member

    There is no standard protocol per se. Radiation is highly recommended for lumpectomy surgery. For mastectomy it depends on where the tumor/cancer is located. I've read posts from some women who had a mastectomy and they had radiation treatments too. They were not able to remove all of the cancerous tissue due to the location. Usually they are told post surgery if they will need radiation when the pathology report results are known.