I am new to this forum - I was diagnosed with high grade DCiS in my left breast and had a lumpectomy with good surgical margins 1 month ago.
I am due to start RT and am really struggling with it. I feel that all the messages this illness has brought are about loving and taking care of myself and submitting my body to radiation seems like a complete contradiction especially with cancer listed as a posdible side effect.
I am also worried about my lung & heart that lie under the breast. I understand the lung to be a more resilient organ and of course it is one of a pair but not so the heart...Does anyone know of any measures to protect the heart, should it be monitored before/during/after RT?