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Lesions after radiation

KrisMM
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I’m almost 2 years out from radiation. However I’m now getting open lesions. It started as just small red spots which was treated with Augmented Ointment. it took care of the red spots but now I’ve developed open lesions which are ext painful with the pain running down my leg. Has anyone else experienced this? Any treatment suggestions?

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Forherself
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It could be something else causing it.  I would go into the doctors office and have them look.   Your primary would work

KrisMM
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I’ve been to the oncologist and was told it can happen right around the 2 year anniversary. I have prescription cortisone but it doesn’t always work. And it doesn’t prevent them. I just wondered if others have had this experience.

zsazsa1
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Did you have just brachy, or external beam, or both?

KrisMM
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Sorry I responded in general area as follows. 

 

I had external radiation with no skin issues at the time. I’ve been to the oncologist and was told it can happen right around the 2 year anniversary. I have prescription cortisone but it doesn’t always work. And it doesn’t prevent them. I just wondered if others have had this experience.

KrisMM
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I had external radiation with no skin issues at the time. I’ve been to the oncologist and was told it can happen right around the 2 year anniversary. I have prescription cortisone but it doesn’t always work. And it doesn’t prevent them. I just wondered if others have had this experience.

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Forherself
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It makes a big difference to treatment if you know what the lesion is.   If it is an open wound I can see why cortisone wouldn't help.  I just wonder what the pathology of the lesion is.   Is it death of tissue?   Can you ask your oncologist what the cellular change is?  That would help to know how to treaat them.  I read that some of them can have atypia in them.   You could ask if you could see a dermatologist.  Sometimes the oncologists are overwhelmed with the current list of cancer patients.  I read an article that said there is a coming shortage of oncologists.   Dermatologists not so much.

KrisMM
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Thanks so much for the suggestions and for taking the time to respond. I’m going to see the dermatologist today. I’ll ask if she can do a biopsy.

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Forherself
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And let us know what you find out.  I also read that breast cancer patients get those lesions so maybe posting on the breast cancer board might get some response.   I hope the dermatologist can come up with a treatment plan for you.

 

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