• Does radition cause dents in your fingernails? I didn't have themntil radiation started.

    Asked by kashcra on Monday, August 13, 2012

    Does radition cause dents in your fingernails? I didn't have themntil radiation started.

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    • CarolLHRN's Avatar
      CarolLHRN

      I didn't get dents in my fingernails from radiation, but I did from chemo. You can actually see and feel the ridges on my thumb nails from each chemo treatment. My nails also became very brittle.

      almost 5 years ago
    • lynn1950's Avatar
      lynn1950

      I don't think chemo affected my nails, but chemo certainly did. I still have faint vertical ridges in them (which I've read is associated with normal aging). Since I'm 62, I may not be able to blame chemo on my ridges!

      almost 5 years ago
    • lynn1950's Avatar
      lynn1950

      Wish we could edit our answers. I meant that I don't think radiation affected my nails, but chemo did...........

      almost 5 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar
      Ydnar2xer

      I didn't get ridges in my nails, either, when I had radiation the first time I had DCIS. I was pretty lucky, because my skin got by ok, too. Many of the women I saw before & after my treatments had what looked like blistering sunburns after many sessions, but I hope you react more like I did! Now I am facing chemo with more DCIS and IDC as well. I've never done chemo before and am apprehensive...

      almost 5 years ago

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