Dec 08, 2009 - 10:17 pm
I'm on Day 18 of 33 Days of Radiation, and had my weekly visit with my rads oncologist today. He thinks I have an infection in one breast, and has put me on a 10-day course of antibiotics for the infection and Advil to bring down the inflammation.
As I've mentioned before, my doctor has a lousy "poker face," so I think I can read him pretty well, and he was definitely concerned when he examined me, but also reassuring that it's "not a full-blown infection," and that the antibiotics will take care of it.
But of course, I'm sitting here fretting and worrying. The infection is around one of my incision sites, and he asked me whether or not I had any infection after surgery (I didn't). My surgery was 6 months ago (I did chemo after surgery and before rads), so I'm not understanding how this is related? He also mentioned "mastitis"?
Did anyone else get an infection during radiation? I don't really understand how radiation can cause this?