Ladies, I had rads 3 1/2 years ago, have fair skin and burn very easily in the sun so was concerned how rads would affect me, however, I was absolutely fine surprisingly, my skin barely turned pink. I do remember expressing my concern as to whether it was working or not because of the lack of skin irritation and was told it was perfectly normal to have no reaction to the treatment. You may be surprised as to how well your body copes x
Thank you I start mine tomorrow 15 the same as you heard so many horror stories been so worried about burning this puts my mind at rest glad all went well for you x
I'm interested......thanks for sharing... I have my 15 and 4 boosters starting next week and can be sensitive to things skin wise so good to hear it isn't a forgone conclusion that I will be a frizzled mess.
Conversely, I have olive skin and tan easily, but have had a tougher time than expected with rads and now limping towards the finish line... Maybe it is simply unpredictable. But the good thing is that the hospital has been great in making me more comfortable with creams / cool pads etc when I have needed them.
Try not to worry, the first few are easy and you will feel better for getting started rather than waiting around (the waiting is always the worst part).
Didn't have chemo but did have rads and was worried as I burn easily being freckly and red haired too. I really thought I would have skin problems with rads.And I didn't at all. Radiologist told me fair skin not a predictor . Used .lots of moisturiser, drank lots of water and only had lukewarm showers and I didn't even go pink. Hope it will be the same for you xxx