My mom (70 yrs old) had carcinoma left breast and underwent bcs in April this yr, T2N0M0,stage IIA, ER/PR - negative and Her2 positive. She underwent 6 cycles of TCH and will continue with the targeted therapy Herceptin for 17 cycles. She tolerated the chemo pretty well but the surgical wound had not healed well and we started seeing puss discharge from the 5th chemo cycle. Looks like the wound had not healed completely before we started the chemo and once the chemo began it did not heal. Also when we transitioned from the surgical to the medical oncologist for the chemo after surgery we ended changing the hospitals - as our criteria for chemo was a place closer to home. She underwent a flap reconstruction and suturing of the surgical wound after completing the chemo. We were supposed to start the radiation therapy for a month, but obviously cannot until the wound heals. I want to know what kind of gap is acceptable between completion of chemo and start of radiation therapy. The expectation now is to wait for a couple of weeks more and check on the wound resulting in more than a month gap between end of chemo and possible start of radiation.