Aug 12, 2012 03:34PM sbelizabeth wrote:
Hi, Mary. I probably had similar radiation treatments to what you experienced. I don't know about the spotty dark patches, but I had some painful radiation wounds on my neck and where my neck intersects with my shoulder. As it happens, the wounds occurred where there were skin folds when I extended my arms above my head for the treatments. The radiation tends to get concentrated there, even from the scatter. You might want to similate the position you were in during your treatments and see if the dark spots are in the skin folds, that might explain it. Just a guess.
Another guess is that they rould have radiatied all the nodes between your collarbone and the bottom of your ribcage. I think they're pretty thorough with blasting that area.
Blessings and have a great week!
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