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fat necrosis following radiation?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer 10 months
 
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    anónimo
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    I'm not sure what you are asking, I assume can radiation cause fat necrosis? I know someone who had an area of fat necrosis but it wasn't from radiation. You need to be asking your team about it.
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      anonymous
      Stage 0 Patient

      I am 5 months post lumpectomy and radiation for dcis . I developed a seroma post treatment which has not bothered me .
      In February 2018 I developed skin changes on the lumpectomy incision - flaky dry skin , itchy & would blister with no drainage...

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      I am 5 months post lumpectomy and radiation for dcis . I developed a seroma post treatment which has not bothered me .
      In February 2018 I developed skin changes on the lumpectomy incision - flaky dry skin , itchy & would blister with no drainage .
      Saw my oncologist - thought it was a cellulitis - antibiotic - no change .
      To surgeon for punch skin biopsy - showed inflammation and fat necrosis which can happen after radiation . It was a scary time waiting for results . No treatment / skin remains flaky and red at times .
      I never heard if fat necrosis until this and I guess 5 years post radiation is not uncommon . The fact that I have a seroma is also probably a contributing factor

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