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    Radiation rash

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      BarbarainBham

      Barryboomer, during radiation treatments I was checked every Monday by my Radiation Oncologist, and staff was available every day if I had a problem.

      11 days ago
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      Teachergirl

      I used a great cream I ordered on line called My Girls. It was made by a radiologist for breast radiation. You can use it as often as needed, no odor, non staining and not greasy. Best wishes

      10 days ago
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      It's been since '06 so not sure if this is used any longer. Check with the radiation Dr. Mine prescribed something like silver oxide. I had severe burns, wore my husband's old t-shirts that were soft, no rash or bumps. I was raw meat. I had for 10 yrs. the redness that has SLOWLY faded. Good luck. I agree with JudyW, a badge of honor.

      5 days ago
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    hormone suppressors

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      ld_105

      I have taken Femara and Arimidex for almost 5 years. No one suggested additional surgeries. I would get a second opinion.

      about 1 month ago
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      Jill2015

      I had the bilateral oophorectomy and it was suggested by my oncologist. There seemed to be too many side effects with the medication and less with ovary removal for me. My gynecologist oncologist suggested a hysterectomy, but my research made me believe it was better just to have ovaries out to avoid further complications.

      about 1 month ago
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      BarbarainBham

      The hot flashes are bad after removal of ovaries or with hormone blockers, so you should probably choose what's better for you medically. You could try hormone blockers first and if you didn't like them, opt for the surgery.

      Ask your doctor which he would recommend to his family member.

      about 1 month ago
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    Radiation Tips

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      Ashera

      I bought 6 XL mens white cotton t-shirts that I slept in. I used aquafor greasy cream all the time - per radiologist instructions - and a special compounded cream i ordered online. These cotton shirts - I didn't care what happened to them and they were loose and comfortable. I started burning a couple of weeks before the end - and then the last week those burns were bad and painful. The radiation nurses gave me a type of self-stick thick bandage-type dressing that they cut to put where skin met skin - like under my arm and under the crease in my breast - and that helped. I think I was truly really uncomfortable only a week or so after the radiation was over. It's all cumulative. It'll be at it's worst - towards the end and a week or so afterwards - then...it gets all better. Do NOT try to wear a bra - even if the band size is much larger than you would normally wear - you do not want it around the radiation field. Easy to layer big tshirts and flannel shirts if it's cool - or other shirts. Best of luck!

      3 months ago
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      I had 33 rounds of radiation to my left breast after mastectomy. I did not have chemo, but the radiation treatments themselves wasn't bad at all. A couple days before the first treatment they will "fit" you and mark your body (tattoos) for where the field of radiation will cover. Then you just show up at your appointed time and it doesn't take more than 15-20 minutes for the whole procedure each day. I teach and I worked all day than went to my treatment each afternoon. I did burn, and got some wonderful ointments and pads from my radiation nurses - ask them. Good luck.

      2 months ago
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      paintmare

      The radiation gets ramped up the last few treatments so be sure to keep up with any lotions your doc recommends. I didn't and my skin was fried by the end. Luckily it heals vert rapidly.

      2 months ago
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