Pains following radiotherapy

Pains following radiotherapy

Pains following radiotherapy Hi everyone,

Just finished 25 sessions of radiotherapy, and from about half way through have had pain under my arm when stretching, also in ribs. Terrified that IT’s back, but wonder (hope!!) if it’s muscular as it seems to be ‘pulling’ when I lift my arm above my head. Wondered if anyone had experienced similar, would be really grateful to hear what you think.

Love to all, Jean xx

Jean I had 15 rads finishing on 14th November, my arm is the same. I also had odd twinges and back pain, like you thinking *it* had come back agai elsewhere, but the back pain has gone now

So perhaps it’s all part and parcel of the treatment


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rib pain Dear Jean

I’ve just had 30 sessions of radiotherapy and have also had pain in my ribs, front and back and also pain along my arm when I stretch. I’m convinced this is caused by radiotherapy affecting cells and therefore muscles and tendons. It’s 3 weeks since I finished and nearly all pain has gone. Hope this is the same for you.

Love Jenny

Pains following radiotherapy Hi everyone,

Thanks for your helpful replies, you’ve certainly put my mind to rest. Must say over the last couple of days the pains are easing, so think you are right, it’s all part and parcel of the treatment!

Best of luck to everyone,

Love Jean xx