Have you tried taking an antihistimine tablet. I have heard of some ladies on here who have done that. It would be worth asking your rads team to see if they think it would help.
I was thinking because if you have a bite or hives that sort of thing they recommend you taking antihistimine to ease the itching. I take one every day for my hayfever.
I had a masectomy on 19th June and started rads x15 on 15th August. I began with an itchy rash early on and the radiographers asked me what cream etc I was using (it was E45) They told me to stop and prescribed
Epaderm which is much thicker than E45 and helps keep whole area supple but nothing really seems to help with the itching I am afraid. Good luck
Hi Maryminder. Thanks for the info. Hope you are feeling ok after the radiotherapy..I read that it can be very tiring. X
Thanks for the info. Hope all is going well for you. I see my consultant tomorrow to get the full report after having my mastectomy 3 weeks ago. Will find out exact plan then but I know it will definitely involve radiotherapy...she told me that right at the start. X
I completed 15 sessions of Radiotherapy in March 17 following a Mastectomy in Sept 16 and Chemo, Mine was the same as Susan whole breast area and collarbone on same side, was told to use E45 after each treatment and still use it now, you can get it on prescription (have you applied for your exemption certificate),
I had 3 tattoos one each side and one in the middle.
Mine changed colour slightly (like a mild tan) but other than that nothing, the Radiologists will keep an eye on things for you as well.
Hugs and best Wishes
I have had a mastectomy and have just completed 3 radiotherapy, with 12 more to go. I was told that as I had had a mx that they would target the whole chest area as well as my scar. So far, nothing has happened, although I was told it could get sore a lot further on. I was advised by the Nurse to use E45 to keep the area moisturised as the skin can get dry. But to make sure it wasn't on when I got to them. I have four tattoo's - 1 either side of my torso, 1 in the centre of my chest and 1 where my bra strap goes.
I hope this helps.
p.s. I have no idea what a shell is
Hi. I have read through many posts relating to radiotherapy and a lot of ladies mention body shells and hot boob. I take it that the hot book comments are linked to lumpectomy rather than mastectomies. Has anyone got info about what happens if you have had a mastectomy? Do you still have a shell? Where are the tattoos? Is hot/dry tissue still an issue? Who h moisturisers do you recommend? Anyone used R1/R2 creams and is there any point asking my go for prescription for R creams?
Thanks for any advice.