Sep 13, 2012 - 12:17 am
I had radiation for a breast met several weeks ago (who gets breast mets from colorectal cancer?!?). Just finished 3 days of chemo yesterday. Noticed I had a VERY red 'burn' on the radiation site. According to my oncologist (whom I texted last night and saw this morning) it's something called radiation recall. Chemotherapy can trigger a 'burn' on an 'old' radiation site. He has only seen one case previously in 20 years of practice (although my websurfing last night suggested it might be more common...). I am using heavy dose steroid cream 3x day. Will have to go on systemic steroids if it get worse. I am on both Gemzar and Oxaliplatin -- which apparently can both cause. My onc is guessing it's the Gemzar, although his last patient who had it, it was oxi.
Has anyone else had or heard of?
Why do I always get the weird stuff?!?