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I had a lumpectomy a week and two days ago. I am being told I *need* radiation. I am questioning this. I had dcis and the surgeon says he got all the cancer out (clear margins well defined). I just wonder why everyone is pushing me to have this radiation. I am not sure I believe the risks outweigh the benefits.
I am 62. I am healthy in every other respect as far as I know. I did smoke for 46 years but quit on Oct. 29 and am now a non-smoker! yay!
I have an appt. at the local cancer center to talk with the radiation doctor (I already saw the oncologist before the surgery). I am wondering if I should get a second opinion on this?
I am very confused.
Thanks for any help!

December 31, 2011 - 11:32am


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