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One’s story and what it might say

Cancer | Last Active: Oct 3, 2021 | Replies (32)

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The burn is not on the outside,I feel the burn on the inside of the breast when the beam comes through to my left breast. I told the radiation therapist.didn’t feel it anywhere else but near the incision.I told the doctor,he said it was inflammation from the nerves.I felt those nerve zaps after surgery, this feels different,the burning sensation is on the inside,my skin looks fine with the cortisone cream that gave. I am worried they are burning part of my heart or lungs. I am very sensitive to me education. Cancer treatment is barberick there has to be a better way.

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Olg, yes cancer treatments can be really rough. I'm sorry to hear that the radiation is causing a painful burning sensation inside your left breast near the incision.

Because of the location of the breast, radiation to the breast can cause nerve, lung and/or heart damage. I think @robin0613 and @billie3 may have experiences to share about this.

The important thing is that you continue to report your symptoms to the radiation therapist and oncologist. They should monitor you closely to ensure that radiation is delivered in a way that destroys the cancer cells and spares health cells as much as possible.

I am sorry I misunderstood the problem. Please advocate for yourself with the radiation oncologist, Colleen is right there is a risk there and only your doctor and radiation specialist can determine if this is the case or if you are feeling the radiation in the tissue. Please let me know how you are doing. I hope some other folks who have dealt with radiation issues will chime in here.

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