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1152100 tn?1262057847

Severe Radiation Burn

I am in my 4th week of 7 for radiation therapy. I have already gone through Chemo. Radiation should be a piece of cake compared to the tiredness I felt with chemo. I was very fortunate with chemo. Anyway, I have big breasts and have some very bad peeling and burning under my breast. The skins is hideous looking. My Radiation Oncologist has seen it and seems very concerned, but is this normal? I have a permanantly purple breast and side from the Gentian Violet. Today he gave me a script for Silver Sulfadiazine. Is this going to help at all? What can I do? I am losing big pieces of skin.
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Hi, I'm very fair skinned so the doctors were also really concerned about burning. I also got huge burns which scabbed over and looked really horrid ... that said, with time, the skin peeled, healed and is now fine. No permanent damage apart from a few freckles. The stains go away too - I did lose a few shirts though :)
1152100 tn?1262057847
Yes, I have also lost a few shirts...Thanks for the post, it was a big help knowing that I am not the only one to have this happen like this. Have a great New Year! :)
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