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Im finally about to begin radiation after having Lumpectomy, 2 reexcisions to clear margins and sentinel node biopsy. Its been about 3 months finally the day has come to begin and i am really scared.

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    anonymous
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    I too had 2 surgeries a week apart to get clearer margins as well as 32 radiation treatments. The radiation was a breeze. No side effects other than a dark like sunburn in the effected breast that pretty much went away as soon as radiation ended. The hardest part was going everyday. Treatments were all of 10min & I used lots of Aquaphore moisturizer purchases from Walmart to keep my skin soft. You got this
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      anonymous
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      Thanks for the advice! Should I use the aquafore from the start or wait until my skin is burned?

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      anónimo
      Sobreviviente desde 2013

      My place had me using pure aloe vera gel but yes it should be used from the beginning several times a day and at night. Your place should tell you what they want you using. My RT normally prescribes an antibiotic cream for the last couple of...

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      My place had me using pure aloe vera gel but yes it should be used from the beginning several times a day and at night. Your place should tell you what they want you using. My RT normally prescribes an antibiotic cream for the last couple of weeks but I'm allergic to the main ingredient and my skin stayed intact so I didn't need it. Don't put anything on your skin just before your treatment as it will make your skin burn really bad but it can be applied right afterwards.

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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Radiation is a piece of cake so to speak. All one has to do is lie on a table and the machine does all the work, takes just a few minutes (the longest part being to get your body just the right way).
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks for the information.i start tomorrow.

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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2014
    Hi Sharla, I agree with Betti, Radiation is a piece of cake, the only thing is that you have to go every day, but it seems to go by fast. Make sure you put the lotion on afterwards that they should give you, your skin gets red and itchy, at least mine did. You will do fine!! :)
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you so much I will follow your advice. I start tomorrow.

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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had 33 treatments of radiology and everything was fine, I did get a bad burn , But it wasn't that bad but so glad I'm done
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Im glad you are done too and I'm glad for you that it all went fine. I start tomorrow.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      He will be fine, it does go quick, just make sure if you get burned or red skin you ask them for something, Mine was pretty bad underneath my boob, but some people don't get that bad

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