Throat pain 6 weeks after breast radiation
I am curious as to whether anyone has experienced throat pain weeks after radiation. I had radiation to both breasts, on the left my lymph nodes in the clavicle area were also radiated and I did experience short term throat discomfort during radiation but it resolved quickly. .I have been finished with radiation for six weeks. For the past two weeks I have been having pain in my throat right at the base of the throat. It is painful when I breathe deeply and the throat expands. Right now it is hurting on its own. I am not having any problems yet swallowing. I do have hashimotos and I am concerned that the radiation has affected my thyroid which I have been told is quite possible. But I have no symptoms with regard to the thyroid. I’m also wondering if it’s my esophagus that is once again inflamed. Or maybe it’s silent GERD. Of course now I’m worried that I have throat cancer from the radiation but I’m sure that’s just my anxiety peaking. I have an appointment with my primary physician in a couple of days and an appointment with my endocrinologist in 3 weeks (earliest appointment I could get). Does anyone else have a similar experience or thoughts they could share?