My mother had undergone Right BCS with oncoplasty (J-Mammoplasty) + Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in one hospital.
Then she switched hospital for chemotherapy, where she successfully completed her chemotherapy. Now she has to undergo radiation therapy.
Should the radiation therapy be taken in the same hospital in which chemotherapy was taken (as it is convenient to her) or should she has to go back to the hospital in which surgery was conducted ?
Prior to surgery, a CT scan was conducted by the radiation department at the hospital in which surgery was conducted.
Is there any role of surgeon who had performed BCS in guiding radiation therapy as he knows better of the place (site) at which tumor or lymph nodes were present ?
One more thing I wanted to ask:
Do the effects of radiation therapy become less significant if it is taken 6 months after surgery ? (given adjuvant chemotherapy was started after BCS surgery)
Or the radiation therapy should sequentially follow adjuvant chemotherapy – chemotherapy may last even more than 6 months (time duration calculated from the date of surgery) ?