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Topic: Radiation Burn Pain relief?

Forum: Pain —

Share important questions and provide support to others experiencing breast cancer and treatment-related pain.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2018 11:45AM

1BoyMama wrote:

I finished my radiation yesterday! Woot woot!! But today the burn under my arm is very sore. What are some ideas to help with the pain? Can I use emla cream on it? Or just ibuprofen or other oral pain reliever? I came through much better skin wise than my radiation oncologist thought I would. Up till the last week I only had red, dry itchy skin. My under arm area where they removed lymphnodes was the most red and irritated. It was not too bad until this last treatment.. it woke me up whenever i moved last night. And sugestions

Dx 12/26/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/22/2018 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 2/22/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/16/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 10/9/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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