Chest pain after radiotherapy

Chest pain after radiotherapy

Chest pain after radiotherapy In Nov 2006, I had 15 x high dose rads to try and zap a large tumour that has shown up behind my sternum. I had been in a fair bit of pain, so was pleased when the RT quickly eased my symptoms. But the pain never really went away completely and in the last few weeks, it seems to be getting worse again, though nothing like it was before the RT. I am having another CT scan next month to see exactly how successful the RT has been, but am starting to wonder now that the pain is coming back. I mentioned this to my onc this week and was told that the pain is to be expected because of the damage to the bone and the effects of the RT. Has anyone had anything similar? Would be great to hear your stories…