How soon does radiation start after a lumpectomy?

Answer Radiation therapy starts as soon as possible after a cancerous node is removed during a lumpectomy. The radiation therapy can last from five to seven weeks, but it will vary between individuals.Sou... Read More »

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Is there always radiation after a lumpectomy?

A lumpectomy is stage one of a two-stage breast cancer treatment. A lumpectomy surgically removes the cancer as well as nearby lymph nodes for examination. Stage two of a lumpectomy is radiation. T... Read More »

How soon after starting chemo does hair loss start?

On One Hand: Chemo Hair Loss Takes Two WeeksMost people who have chemotherapy lose their hair. According to the Mayo Clinic, chemotherapy hair loss begins between 10 to 14 days after you start trea... Read More »

How soon does labor start after losing your mucus plug?

It varies with every woman. You can't necessarily estimate how long it takes. Some women can lose their mucus plug at 28 to 36 weeks and still don't go into labor for a few other weeks. Losing your... Read More »

How soon after conception can you start to show physically?

I'm 23 weeks and I'm just barely showing. I was fairly thin before I got pregnant and I'm not tall, but its my first baby.