Still Red After Rads

I’m 4 months post rads (finished around end March) and I am still experiencing a bit of redness in my left breast. It has ben checked by 2 oncologists since I finished and all is OK, but has anyone else taken ages for the skin to go back to normal. Some days it looks OK, others it’s quite pink.

Hi cherub

Just read your post. I finished rads on May 15 and the skin recovered quite quickly.
What I have felt for the past few weeks is that the skin near my collar bone and round about that area where I was affected by rads is still quite itchy at times. I still keep putting a moisturising cream (E45) on the area. I don’t know if it is because the skin is thinner there.

I had a mastectomy and immediate reconstruction. The other areas that I had rads on seem to be okay, apart from sometimes feeling like a pin cushion in the reconstructed breast when I turn over in bed.

I think all the treatments take time to disappear from our systems, just something else to keep us on our toes and keep us concerned!

Hope this helps.
Take care and best wishes
Thistle