Oct 18, 2001 - 11:36 am
I have breast cancer that has spread to my bones. It has also been visible on my skin since this January in the area where they did the mastectomy three years ago. At first the oncologist was sending me for radiation treatments to take care of the skin, but since I'm so far "advanced" with the breast cancer, he's concentrating on more chemo instead of radiation. Anyway, the "angry" spots are beginning to have shooting pains, but the very worst is that they itch constantly. I have actual pills for itching, but they make me drowsy & of course, I do need to function once in a while. I can't put on a messy cream or calamine lotion because of pain when I try to wash the area....I think that would just make a yucky mess! Can anyone recommend a spray anti-itch or even a spray anesthetic I could use? My oncologist can't think of anything. Thanks!