Already had radiation and lumpectomy. Now maybe cancer recurrence. What are my treatment options now? Not radiation again?

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I had breast cancer stage 1A in 2014. I lucked out lumpectomy and radiation only. Now I am going for a biopsy because of calcifications. I've read 80% benign but mine are in a small cluster on the same breast but different part of breast.

If it turns out to be precancer or cancer, I know they can't do radiation again. What do you think my treatment options would be?

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Already had radiation and lumpectomy. Now maybe cancer recurrence. What are my treatment options now? Not radiation again?
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@Hidden username‍ When is your biopsy scheduled for? Try to keep optimistic. I am hoping your concern is nothing more than that ... a transient worry.

I am not sure of the treatment options... I would think the treatment options would depend on the size and progression of the cancer.I never knew you could not again get radiation. I am sure it is not healthy, but what type of "treatment" really is. Why did they say you cannot get radiation again? 

Already had radiation and lumpectomy. Now maybe cancer recurrence. What are my treatment options now? Not radiation again?
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Hi Sara, I think I read it somewhere that radiation twice to the same area can cause some kind of cancer. I just need to wait until Wed or Thurs of next week and find out what I'm dealing with. I know I need to get the facts first.