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Are there permanent effects of radiation?

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  • Janelle Strunk Profile
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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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  • 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
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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...

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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
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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...

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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
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      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
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      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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