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
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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