Radiation therapy side effects after bc

Posted by karendb @karendb, Feb 6, 2019

Hi. Could anyone tell me if they experienced neausea while having radiation treatments for bc? I'm into my 3rd week of 5 and have started feeling extremely neausous.

My radiation was 21 years ago, I felt great during and after, I was 41 at the time. I would be curious to know if anyone developed aortic stenosis of the heart valve from right breast cancer radiation? I developed it 5 years ago. My breast cancer back is now in my left breast DCIS and I'm getting double mastectomy next week.

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I had 30 treatments and the worst that happened was a bit of "sunburn". No nausea, no other effects. Hope it goes away for you.

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@islandelder

I had 30 treatments and the worst that happened was a bit of "sunburn". No nausea, no other effects. Hope it goes away for you.

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Thank you. Me too.

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@cherlea

My radiation was 21 years ago, I felt great during and after, I was 41 at the time. I would be curious to know if anyone developed aortic stenosis of the heart valve from right breast cancer radiation? I developed it 5 years ago. My breast cancer back is now in my left breast DCIS and I'm getting double mastectomy next week.

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Thank you for replying and sending healthy, healing thoughts your way.

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I will have my 30th and final radiation treatment tomorrow. I did have a little nausea, but not bad. Mostly the burns and blisters which were relieved by using calendula cream 4 times a day. I also used aloe (did not contain alcohol or fragrance); I was using my aloe plant but doctor said no as it could have bacteria on it which could cause infection with the blisters. In addition, I used a product called tamanu oil and it helped as well. I am told my burns look pretty good for all the radiation I have had in four areas.

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Thank you. When did you develop bolsters and burns? I'm halfway through week 3 and so far so good except for the neausea

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@karendb

Thank you. When did you develop bolsters and burns? I'm halfway through week 3 and so far so good except for the neausea

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About the second week it started getting tender and the third week it really go red. The radiation nurse did say some women experience a bloom of burns following radiation. Also, the burns continue for about 2 week radiation finishes. It will get better…hang in there!

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Hi. I experienced nausea once during my treatment. My Radiation treatment was different. I had Brachytherapy or Mammosite Radiation treatment. My Radiation was directly to the area of the lumpectomy via catheter and balloon.

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My Radiation Oncologist stated the nausea my have been pain related and to be sure to take my pain and nausea meds, prescribed after surgery, as directed.

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I had 16 weeks of chemo before the radiation and was wondering if the neausea could still be related to the chemo. It's been about 7 weeks since I finished chemo so I don't know what's going on.

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