• Has anyone had bone damage, specifically to a rib, from radiation therapy? What does this mean going forward?

    Asked by MarcM on Monday, April 30, 2012

    Has anyone had bone damage, specifically to a rib, from radiation therapy? What does this mean going forward?

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      carolk2222

      I have had changes in my spine. It is fused in the thoracic area where the radiation hit when I had radiation 30 yrs ago for hodjkins disease. I don't know what it means for you. You will have to try and find out from your doctor. He or she may not know. I ended up getting on google to find out info because no doctors could give me answers on symptoms I was having. It dawned on me that maybe radiation from all those years ago in 1982 could have something to do with what was happening to me physically. I had trouble with pain in my neck, back and poor posture. I googled "muscle deterioration post radiation" and several articles showed up. I sent copies to all of the medical people I was seeing ( physical therapist, chiropractor, oncologist and family doc). After that I got the ball rolling. Good luck on your quest for answers. Carol

      over 5 years ago

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