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Skin breakdown 7 months after internal radiation to breast following lumpectomy

Karronmurphy's picture
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7 Months following a lumpectomy and a 5 day course of internal radiation I have developed a severe radiation reaction to the breast.

After 1 week of swelling, burning, itching and pain an open blister developed, leaking clear fluid.

Has anyone ever had post-radiation blisters months after the procedure?

Thanks for helping!


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Sorry to hear of the burning. I had radiation with no burns or dry-ness. (not internal type)


I am sure you will get some advice from others here..



Kylez's picture
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Hi Karron.  I had rads, but, not the internal type you had, so, I don't know what could be going on.  After I was finished with rads, my breast got better quickly.  I was very tender and was dark pink, probably close to burning, but, no blisters.  What did your rads onco say?  I hope you get some help for this and let us know.

Hugs, Kylez

Lynne P
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Hoping that you get help with this from your rads oncologist.  Keep us posted.


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Bella Luna
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I am sorry to hear about the reaction to treatment.  I hope you feel better soon.  If you don't mind me asking, what is internal radiation?  I had radiation myself.  I had some discomfort and peeling when I finished six weeks of treatment.  My scar tissue became harder.  My doctor told me that would happen.  Big hugs to you.

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I hope that you've seen your rads oncologist and that you've got some answers and some help.  Be sure to post an update.


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