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


Hi @tobyh,

A warm welcome to the forum.

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.

Please give us a call on 0808 800 0303 from Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm, Saturday: 10am-2pm, or you can email [email protected]. You can also speak to a local adviser who can also offer help and support on your condition, you can search for your closest one here - https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/helpline-and-local-advisers

Do take care and I hope you find this information helpful.

Best wishes,