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Are there topical treatments to help with the burn from radiation. I was just diagnosed with Stage 0 dcis and had lumpectomy on Friday last week, surgeon is supposed to set up radiation with an oncologist soon

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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 8 years
 
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Hi Patricia, my radiologist gave me Aquaphor. I didn't need it until my second week. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. I'm very fair but tolerated my 16 shots pretty well. Make a list of questions and don't be afraid to ask. Be sure to point out any concerns with your skin to the rad-techs. They'll help you when you need to see the radiologist . Mine were fabulous . My chest became an open book for all to read and I wanted it read WELL. :-D
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  • Doreen Finley Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Can I please just say that I don't even have my full diagnosis or really any understanding of what's going on yet. I'm overwhelmed and scared. I know my breast cancer has spread to several areas. This week I began radiation on lesions of my brain. I believe they are still getting tests results and planning treatment. However, my radiation techs and nurses have been amazing. They told me of this app. I signed up and browsed questions and FOUND answers. You are all wonderful and I cannot believe how much better I feel in 2 days. Should have dr appt Monday. Already have my list of questions. Today I'm going out o get some creams that were suggested. Just wanted to share my gratitude already Thank you - dor
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I forgot to say start moisterizing NOW, twice a day. Twice a day through the treatment and 3weeks after. It will make the difference.
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    The doctor told me to use aqua phor and aloe. I had to change because I got rash from one of them. Then I tried udderly smooth. The nurse gave me some samples of lindiskin it is wonderful. It's made for chemo patients. I still use the body wash and body lotion. It's a little more expensive but it is worth it. I never missed a treatment.
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  • Jk Joyce Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I got second degree burns from radiation but they only got bad the week AFTER my last treatment. The dr said it would. They gave me some purple stuff to put in the places that cracked open and aquaphor to keep on constantly. In just a few days it healed great. Still sore and my nipple was burnt and is peeling and looks weird...but hey, Just happy I still have it.. Good luck!
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  • Ali S Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I got lots of things from doc., but started using 100% aloe from day one even when my skin was still normal. I think t made a difference because it wasn't too bad
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  • hermien delport Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi. What really helped me was a product from Annique called Resque cream. It is fantastic. Another cream that helps is Sudocrem, you actually use it for babies if they have a nappy rash. Good luck
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Vitamin E cream is also very good apply several times a day All the best take care x
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  • tara mollick Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had same dx and I didn't get any"burns". My doc told me drink a gallon water a day and use an inexpensive lotion. It worked for me. What u will experience is like a deep sunburn. You will be fine, I promise.
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  • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Hi Patricia, I had rads in 2000, the first time I got BC. I don't know if the technology has changed such that you don't burn at all or as much. I got 2nd degree burns and the doc prescribed a couple of creams for me. A burn creme (can't remember the name but it comes in a blue jar) and a strong steroid creme. Also pain relievers. I hope you don't burn too badly. I know plenty of women who haven't. Good luck!
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  • Nancy Ries Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I was diagnosed with Stage1a last fall. Radiation techs recommended Lubriderm because it is unscented. I even carried it in the car! I still use it as body lotion.
    almost 8 years Comment Flag
  • Becky G Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    I use several things. Miracell oil to help heal my mastectomy incision, Miaderm and pure Aloe Vera (no alcohol or additives).
    almost 8 years Comment Flag

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