Breast cancer patients seeking breast reconstruction have a long road ahead of them, especially if they have undergone radiation as part of their treatment.
What Are The Effects Of Radiation On Breast Reconstruction?
Radiation is among the most powerful and effective ways to remove breast cancer, especially in those undergoing lumpectomy. It may also be useful in treating patients in whom the disease has spread to the lymph nodes.
Unfortunately, there are some common side effects from using radiation that include damage to the healthy tissue, increased risks of complications and infection, and poor wound healing during reconstructive surgery.