Post radiotherapy damage
Does anyone have damage from radiation?
I have had two rounds of 30 doses of radiotherapy to my left chest: 2013 post lumpectomy for DCIS and 2018 post mastectomy for TNBC. As it was 5 years between my RO said it was ok. I now regret taking this course of action.
Since my last round of radiation, I have had two recurrences on the mastectomy scar. One required a surgical biopsy that created a wound that took 16 weeks to heal.
My last biopsy showed my cancer had flipped to HER2 positive so I have been on herceptin & perjeta three weekly since March 2020. Reached NED in July 2020.
Now have a red plaque type rash around the scar and what feels like rib pain. At night I wake several times due to left chest pain. MO sent me for PET that came back clear. No mass to be found. Had FNA biopsies of the area on Tuesday and the radiologist said he thinks it's damage from the radiotherapy. He also thought he could see small fractures in my ribs so xrayed them.
Anyone with experience of radiation fibrosis syndrome or radio necrosis of the ribs or radiation dermatitis?
Any comments, advice or suggestions will be very muchappreciated.