I was diagnosed Stage 4 breast cancer, had a lumpectomy, and underwent chemotherapy (6 rounds). 6 weeks later, they started radiation therapy; daily, once on either side of my breast.I am now experiencing a severe radiation burn under my armpit; looks like 2nd degree, outer skin is peeling and is painful. I have 1 week remaining where they say they will just target the lumpectomy site, but I'm concerned that with the present condition of
my breast, that this will be more harmful than good. What can I do? The doctor and
nurse and technician assure me that this will heal after treatments are completed. I have
nothing to compare to. I don't know of anyone who has had this reaction.