Good morning everyone. I have posted before and would like some comments please about the loose flabbiness of skin under my chin. Is this because of the radiotherapy or because of the weight loss. Just asking. Thanks everyone.
Hey Seabird how are you. I really appreciate this chat board and if anyone has information they are very forthcoming in giving the information. Trust everyone is good and lets chat soon.
I am no expert but would think it is more to do with weight loss than radiotherapy. I had 37 sessions for my prostate cancer and my weight was very stable. Hope you are well.
During my hormone therapy which ran alongside the radio/t I put on about 1 1/2 stones which I have not been able to lose since. Also I still occasionaly suffer from Hot Flushes even though I finnished all treatment well over four yuears ago
I wish you a very pleasant weekend, Brian.
from the Tomotherapy radiation treatment I essentially had a chemical peel once all the sores and redness had gone I ended up with perfect baby's bum skin around my neck
however the new skin came with its complications I had the opposite my neck skin was too tight and restricted my movement
i had a very good physio who painfully massage the stretch in me neck along with me doing lots of necks stretching too.
i do my neck stretches every day...in the car driving to work and whilst sitting at my desk and I moisturise my neck skin daily
i still don't have full rotation but I paid a lot lesss for my face lift (although it was just my neck really) than a lot of others did
hows life coming along anyway
god I hope and looking forward as I do to slowly getting through you Christmas dinner ... I'm always the last to finish
my husband was diagnosed with primary tonsil cancer that had spread to his lymph nodes exactly a year ago. He had 5 cycles of chemo, 30 fractions of VMAT radiotherapy and a neck dissection. Following this he was left with thickened wobbly tissue under his neck - we were advised to massage the area with bio oil to try to reduce the lymphoedema and I have to say it has worked for hom. Good luck and hope this helps.
Like the others have said I think it is more likely that this is due to weight loss. Radiotherapy is more likely to lead to skin becoming a bit tighter and less flexible (although in many cases this doesn’t happen). Probably the best thing to do is to get your doctor to have a look at it.
I hope that is helpful
Hello everyone. Just a quick question. Sorry if its a stupid one. Since my treatment of chemotherapy and radiotherapy my facial hair from my the top of my jawline down has not grown back. Not that Im complaining but just making an inquiry. Thanks again everyone for all your support.
i have the same thing
however it's brilliant when I grow my beard as it looks like I have a professional shaved line downwards
i saves shaving it
a benefit I suppose
have a good christmas
Hi there ian
yep I lost a lot of weight
im 6'3" and was 14 stone before I knew anything. When I found out I had cancer and the treatment I was about to go through my wife put me on a high calaries diet, when I entered my treatment on 8th July 2014 I was 15 stone.
my weight started to drop off a few pounds a week during treatment and slowly increased shedding the pounds on a weekly basis
i had a bad two final weeks of treatment and went down hil two weeks after I had finished.
at the end of two weeks post treatment I was around 12 stone and looked like a prisoner of war
i am now 28 months post treatment and I'm just about hitting 14 stone again
it takes a bit if time to get yourself back, the first three months are the hardest post treatment, it then starts to get and you notice small differences all over the shop, taste, weight, tiredness, and the aches and pains
it does not help trying to put the weight on when you can't eat chocolate or iced cakes due to the high sugar constant and the pain it causes your teeth
so how's you doing
Radiotherapy can cause permanent hair loss in the area where it is given. So it is possible that this will not grow back now.
Hope this is helpful.