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Scars after radiotherapy

18 Aug 2019 10:16

Morning everyone, after some advice. I finished my radiotherapy to my breast just over a week ago, the skin in my scars is pure agony and looks like it’s starting to open a bit. The reason I haven’t rung the hospital is because we got back from Spain yesterday. Is this normal, can I wait till tomorrow to speak to the radiotherapy team or should I ring 111 today and get it checked, I really don’t want to waste anyone’s time.

Thanks for reading x

Scars after radiotherapy

18 Aug 2019 10:52 in response to Ploppy

Hi polly being on holiday probably been moving around a lot maby pulled things a bit, check with 111 just to be on the safe side, hope all turns out fine, hope holiday was good, best wishes... Billy 

Scars after radiotherapy

18 Aug 2019 11:40 in response to Ploppy

Hi Ploppy,

if you are worried then phone,you’ve been through one of the worst times in your life and it’s all done so phone Hun,you won’t be wasting anyone’s time,get peace of mind...

live still got radiotherapy to go through and I’m so so scared.... but you’ve done that!!

You brave lady Much love Jackie xxx

Scars after radiotherapy

18 Aug 2019 11:53 in response to Billygoat

Thanks Billy, holiday was fantastic, just what the doctor ordered.

Scars after radiotherapy

18 Aug 2019 11:56 in response to Jackie77

Hi Jackie,

when do you start your radiotherapy, you honestly have nothing to worry about, my skin is just saw from being in a hot climate, otherwise my skin was pretty good, just a bit red but as long as you use a good moisturiser you’ll be fine. The radiographers are the nicest people you will ever meet as well, nothing is too much trouble and it’s lovely that you get to know them all.

Please try not to worry, easier said than done.

I rang 111 and they are going to get a nurse to ring me back so all good.


Scars after radiotherapy

18 Aug 2019 12:04 in response to Ploppy


i don’t know yet,had my lumpectomy on 7th August,so seeing the Consultant on Tuesday week to see what’s next I guess... I was stage 1 and ER positive but other 2 negative!!

Im so scared about the radiotherapy beyond belief...I don’t like heights,frightened of that machine,the noise and everything...not even sure I’ll be able to keep still without having a panic attack,I know I’ve got to be in there on my own,if someone could have been with me to hold my hand I possibly could do,it..... 

Im pleased you’ve phoned and they are going to call you back!!

My confidence is at 0 when I should be happy it’s gone..... 


Scars after radiotherapy

18 Aug 2019 12:49 in response to Jackie77

Oh bless you, being totally honest with you because you are lying down you don’t notice the height, or I didn’t anyway, they are with you when you are highered and lowered, and the machine starts on one side, they then come in and move it to the other side so someone comes in mid way. 

I think the hardest part of my treatment was the lumpectomy, you’ve done that but.

mine was Grade 1 and Er +, been on tamoxifen for 8 weeks now, I’m 12 weeks post op, I was scared of tamoxifen but I haven’t had any problems at all.

We tell ourselves we should be grateful it’s gone but that’s easier said than done, I’m terrified it will come back, I’m hoping I’ll get past that feeling. 

Im here if you need a chat x

Scars after radiotherapy

18 Aug 2019 13:08 in response to Ploppy

Hi Ploppy,

i would so love a chat,getting myself into a right state over it all.... the knot in my tummy won’t go away even though I’m telling myself it’s GONE,it’s all this after stuff to go through.... I was in a state having the CT scan and had to have my hands held while that monster!!! 

I think maybe until after the operation I didn’t let my feelings out and boy they’ve hit me since.... 

i think I’ve got to go on Letrazole? Like you scared of them if you read the side effects but pleased you are having no side effects