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6/21/2017Hi there
I have had wide incision for 3 idc (small) er pr positive,her neg, nodes neg.grade 1 ,stage 1 oncotype 11.was treated with wide incision then 4 weeks radiation.on tamoxifen for 10 years. Scans after operation showed some calcification,surgeon said he wouldn't biopsy and radiation would fix question is I go back for 6 month scans soon, if clear I don't have scans for 12 months,if not clear what happens then ,would they do another lumpectomy or would it be a mastectomy?as I can't have more radiation? The calcification he saw is it always bad and can radiation fix it up?
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6/21/2017It depends on what the radiologist would see and subsequently recommend. if something concerning seen, then likely a biopsy would be done. if worse case scenario that there is local recurrence, then usually mastectomy is needed because the breast tissue has already been radiated.

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