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Joined: Jul 2002

Has anyone had any effects from this other than the usual skin burn?

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Joined: May 2002

Hi, my skin did not burn,just some redness, area got very hard, was told that is normal. I had 3D radiation which targeted imidiate area only.(Lumpectomy site)Hope this helps.

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Joined: Oct 2000

Hi, I had a week of the boost and didn't really have a problem. Since the boost is just the scar area, your breast should start healing and feeling a little better. I did have terrible heart pain, thought I was having a heart attack towards end of treatment. My other friend from group did too and it scared the crap out of us. They say part of the lung is hit so that was why it happened and a chest xray ruled anything more serious out. I was just tired after had 8 chemos and all too. It's been over a year since I finished treatment and my breast is just a little pink but don't have pain except for mamms. Which by the way, anyone out there....I just had my checkup tues. and they found some calcifications that they believe are just fat necroses from radiation but I had to have a biopsy since I'm so young, to rule it out. Has anyone else had this problem at all? I am waiting for results and needless to say, FREAKED!

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