Jan 29, 2002 - 8:38 pm
I need some advice. I completed six weeks of radiation in July 2001 and still my breast is swollen and burned. My nipple is very cracked and sore, I have tried all kinds of anti-inflammatory drugs and have had all kinds of x-rays and mri's. the doctor now wants me to try hyperbaric oxygen treatments for six weeks lasting two hours a day. These treatments are supposed to boost the oxygen in your cells which in turn is supposed to aid in healing. No one has been able to give me any insight on these treatments because it is primarily used for patients with wound's that won't heal. I don't have any open wounds and do not want to committ to that type of a regimen unless I can get more info. Financially, I cannot afford to miss the time from work. If anyone out there knows anything about these treatments or has had a similiar reaction to radiation and was able to get relief please let me know.