Had a lumpectomy on April 8, 2009. 4 lymph nodes were removed -all benign. 53 year old-INvasive ductal carcinoma, Stage 1, oncotypedx score is 11, therefore, the medical onco said it's early stage breast cancer and there will be no chemo just radiation. Had complications after lumpectomy = two holes opened in my skin and a lot of drainage came out. was put on antibiotic 2 times. one hole formed a scab and has healed. the other is still open, therefore, the radiation oncologist could not simulate me, but said she will simulate me in one week no matter if the hole closes or not and she is recommending 4 weeks of radiation due to my age and not 6. What do u think of this? What impact will the simulation and radiation have on my open wound?How soon after the wound closes should they start radiation? How years do u think I will live? Will the radiation be as effective even though it was not started one month after lumpectomy? How late can radiation start after a lumpectomy? The tumor was on my left breast and I am afraid that radiation will damage my lungs and hear and cause other cancers. Should I do radiation given the early stage and onco score of 11? thank you for answering all of my questions.