When Is Radiation Therapy Used?
Radiation Therapy Following Lumpectomy
Most people who have a lumpectomy will undergo radiation therapy four to six weeks following surgery.
Radiation Therapy Following Mastectomy
Radiation therapy may be recommended after mastectomy to treat the chest wall and lymph nodes near the chest wall. If radiation therapy is recommended following mastectomy, our radiation oncologists work very closely with your breast surgeon and plastic surgeon to coordinate with any plans for breast reconstruction.
Radiation Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer
If you have metastatic breast cancer (cancer that has spread from the breast to other organs in the body), radiation therapy may be recommended to relieve pain or other symptoms.