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Are there permanent effects of radiation?

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  • Janelle Strunk Profile
    anonymous
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    You're welcome. It's good to try to see the silver lining. I will keep you in my thoughts as you head into week 5. It's good to know that the short term effects (sunburned look and fatigue) will eventually subside after you're done with radiation. Take care.
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    • Robert Weiss Profile
      anonymous
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      Some times the radiation of the breast causes permanent changes to the breast tissue, causing lymphedema or delayed breast cellulitis. For details read about breast lymphedema on my web site at http://www.lymphactivist.org/breast_lymphedema-1.pdf

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  • Janelle Strunk Profile
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    From what I've read, there may be a possibility of a small scar on the lung but there are no symptoms from this and it is something that rarely happens . Also, the ribs on the side that was treated may be more fragile. I also read that the treated breast tends to stay a little perkier and some women say that it looks a bit more youthful. Additionally, as we get older, we tend to gain weight naturally. They say that the treated breast may not gain as much weight as the untreated side. It appears that the long-term effects of radiation are subtle.
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    • Joanne Uppendahl Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Thank you, Janelle! I'm headed into my 5th week next week. Your post is reassuring. I've already gained weight and the treated breast is plump, so I won't mind it staying 'perkier' at all. Presently, I just looked sunburned, and have to nap in the...

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      Thank you, Janelle! I'm headed into my 5th week next week. Your post is reassuring. I've already gained weight and the treated breast is plump, so I won't mind it staying 'perkier' at all. Presently, I just looked sunburned, and have to nap in the afternoon, but so far, so good.

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    • Joanne Uppendahl Profile
      anonimamente
      Sobrevivente desde 2011

      Thank you Janelle! It's been 5 months. I love my perky breast! Both breasts are the same size, 42 DD. The nipple is a little more sensitive and this is not a 'bad' thing! :) I am 71 and grateful. I have found that all my skin everywhere on my body...

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      Thank you Janelle! It's been 5 months. I love my perky breast! Both breasts are the same size, 42 DD. The nipple is a little more sensitive and this is not a 'bad' thing! :) I am 71 and grateful. I have found that all my skin everywhere on my body still needs very gentle treatment, and I do this.

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    • Janelle Strunk Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      I truly appreciate your update and I'm so happy to hear that 5 months later you are doing well! I'm sure that this is also reassuring and informative to other women who get on this website. Thank you so very much for letting me know how you are.

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    • Joanne Uppendahl Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Thank you, Janelle! It has now been 9 months since my diagnosis, 5 months since radiation. I am getting my old energy back! I am grateful for all the help and information received on this website.

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    • Jim Miller Profile
      anonymous
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      Janelle: My wife (Laura) had a t-1, er+ breast lympectomy and is starting her 6th (and last) full week of radiation. I am worried that she will continue to be uncontrollably tired for a year after radiation. Are there foods or excercises that will...

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      Janelle: My wife (Laura) had a t-1, er+ breast lympectomy and is starting her 6th (and last) full week of radiation. I am worried that she will continue to be uncontrollably tired for a year after radiation. Are there foods or excercises that will help her feel less tired? Are there more long term effects that we can expect?

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