Q: Have you heard of painful Radiation fibrosis one year after lumpectomy and partial breast radiation
Yes, Jean, that's a possible side effect, and it develops usually a year after treatment. Your lungs can be scarred by radiation; and your breast can become hard and sometimes painful. As far as I know, there's no treatment for this, save for painkillers. I'd speak to your oncologist or radiologist about it, see what the latest thinking is here. Good luck - PJH
My Radiologist recommended steroids which helped. And to go into the oxygen chamber for wounds (the 1st part starts with a bxxxx oxygen chamber). I'm praying this will give me some relief because this pain is unbearable and I can't and won't believe that there is no cure for Radiation Fibrosis.
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