I had bilateral DBS last January. I have had a wonderful result. Unfortunately, I was just diagnosed with invasive Ductile breast cancer. Because i can not have an MRI i have had aCAT scan with contrast finding more locations. I am now scheduled for a stereotactic bospsy. Of course the affected breast is the same side as my neurostimulstor.
My question is: has anyone else had a DBS and then been treated with chemo and/ or radiation?
Please let me know so I know eha to expect.
Thanks in advanced for your help
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First of all, I’m really sorry to hear that you are going through this, I’m sure coming to terms with you cancer diagnosis as well as dealing with Parkinson’s is a lot to handle. As your situations is quite unique, we don’t have much information on this on our website, however, we have a team of advisers via our helpline that can provide you with the support you need.
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Do take care and I hope you find this information helpful.
I have just noticed your message which was 2 years ago, and I am wondering what happened, whether you had radiotherapy and if so how did it go.
I’m interested because the same thing is happening to me, and I’m supposed to have radiotherapy but I’m worried about the DBS Neurostimulator located in my chest the same side as the cancer.
I’d love to know how you got on
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