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Does radiated skin ever look like normal again?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    It's been 2 years since my last treatment and still is not the same
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Eventually, I got a tattoo on mastectomy scar, my tattoo artist would not have tattooed me if my skin had not healed. 9/21 I will be out of rads 1 year. My skin looks and feels like normal. I think it has to do with how the skin was treated during treatment.
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Marianne, you are right about taking care of your skin during radiation. I used Lubriderm several ti

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      I used Lubriderm several times a day after my morning radiation. I even carried it in the car.

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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      I think it really makes a huge difference when the rads are done and you are healing.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My doctor told me not to use anything on it.

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  • Jk Joyce Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I got second degree burns from my rads and around under the underarm it is still really dark colored. That is where the burns were the worse. It does not bother me on the outside but still sore on the inside and I finished my treatments May 22nd this year.
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    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    I finished radiation four years ago this summer and the looks good and feels good but the tissue itself is thicker and firmer than before radiation. Does not bother me though.
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    My light tan is almost gone. I think it will fade. Finished treatment of 16 rads June 5. Skin feels normal, I have the twinges from the sentinel node biopsy site. Received some radiation on that site. Stay hydrated. At least 64 ounces of water a day. It really helps with healing and the body disposing of the dead cells. Good Luck. Jo :-D
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I used pure aloe Vera gel that you order on line plus lotion on top of that all the way through and after treatment. Skin doesn't feel to different and color is a bit darker on the bc side. I used a spray tan on the other so it was not so white in comparison but not until weeks after I ended rads. really, try the aloe Vera gel. I think it made a huge difference. Make sure it's 100 percent pure gel.
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  • Nancy Ries Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Tamara, I finished radiation in December, 2011. As I approached the ending date, I noticed that after treatment my skin looked slightly sunburned. The color had faded back to normal by the next morning. Everyone's skin is different. I would say that now my skin is just as it was before radiation treatment. Everyone's skin is different.
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