How long after MammoSite to conceive?

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Question from Wellness: How long after MammoSite radiation do I need to wait until trying to conceive again?
Answers - Kutluk Oktay, M.D. This appears to cause less radiation to surrounding organs, and since giving standard radiation is not a problem in terms of ovarian function, MammoSite treatment should not affect your future fertility.
Leslie R. Schover, Ph.D. You would probably want to wait the standard 6 months that we've referenced here tonight as well.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Fertility and Pregnancy featured Kutluk Oktay, M.D. and Leslie Schover, Ph.D. answering your questions about breast cancer treatments that can affect your fertility, options for preserving your fertility, being treated for breast cancer while pregnant, and more.

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