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      Bengal

      By the end of my radiation I had a seriously bad burn. Blisters. It HURT! I couldn't stand clothing against my skin and it was January in the Northeast. It intensified for several days AFTER treatment ended. I was at wits end until I had a (chemobrain delayed) brain storm. I had access to a product called Ferris Polymem, a wound dressing manufactured by Ferris Manufacturing
      Corporation. I put a patch of it over the burn and held in place with a bandage around my chest. In three days the burn was gone!

      7 days ago
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      Newbee

      I had 4wks of radiation. I burned a little. I used a cream called "Aquaphor" that was recommended to me it helps a lot.

      7 days ago
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      SandiA

      I had 36 treatments to my neck. I didn’t burn until the end. It didn’t hurt as much as it was annoying. I told I was told to watch what I wore. He said not to wear anything that may scratch it in any way. I also had to be careful because it bled. They gave me creams which I guessed helped but mainly made stains on my tops. I noticed some others suggested some creams that are clear they may work better. But definitely mention to your center they always have good ideas. Wishing you all the best!

      6 days ago
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      Jouska

      The chemo will definitely wear you out. But hopefully you are done with the Taxotare and Carboplatin and Perjeta. The Herceptin, which I am guessing will continue, doesn't tend to tire you out as it is not a chemo. But it will take quite some time to recover from the chemo. Probably close to as long as you were on it. I thought I should recover in three weeks. Not! But slowly and surely I gained more and more of my life back. I did not have radiation, so I can't speak to its effects.

      about 1 month ago
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      I didn't have chemo, but I did have radiation (3DCRT--16 hypofractionated treatments to the tumor bed). I did have a bit of queasiness the day after my first 5 treatments, but I think in retrospect it may have been dehydration and hypoglycemia from having an unusually extremely busy day and very little to eat or drink. Fatigue never really set in--I did sleep like a baby w/o any pharmaceutical assistance, though--unusual for me. But most people who get the 33-treatment+5 boost whole breast protocol do get fatigue.

      about 1 month ago
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      HotRodTodd

      I have had radiation and chemo. I would say I had more side effects from the chemo than I did the radiation.

      about 1 month ago
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