Apr 12, 2010 09:08AM , edited Apr 12, 2010 09:14AM by CTMOM1234
Krissy - Today will mark my last full breast treatment (#25 of 25 zaps then I just have 5 boosts). So I'm almost done.
No offense, but if I can at all help it, I will NEVER expose myself again to unnecessary exposure, including ultraviolet from tanning beds. When my collarbone area began getting itchy and red about 4-5 weeks into treatment, my rad. onc. mentioned that this sort of reaction is common in previously tanned/burned areas (believe she called it "sun poisoning").
I'm young and active, take no medications and other than BC, have zero issues that I'm aware of. I do not want to add melanoma to my short list. Nor do I ever want to think that I "caused" myself problems.