Thanks Debs for the rrply, I will ask if they have an alternstive method of marking as my skin is so smooth and clear I think even the tiniest of dots will show up alot but Iif not then I'll just have to grin and bear it .
Thanks for the reply pinky3, ive got a small tatoo on my back so its not that I am afraid of the needle or anything just my body has become very tehder and was reading some other posts where women are having or wamting to have tatoos removed because they look like unsightly big black heads my surgeon was so caeful to make sure my breast scar cant be seen that im just worried now about unsightly black dots etc
From experience I can tell you that the tattoo marks are tiny and when I had mine done it was a feeling of a tiny pin prick for each one. The tattoo marks provide a reliable way of ensuring the radiotherapy hits the correct area every time. Some places use 'permanent' marker and I have heard of stickers! But I understand they are not as reliable for lining up the linac machine each day.
Wishing you all the best.
Hi I am awaiting my referal by my oncologist for radiotherapy who I will be seeing in clinic tomorrow (3 weeks post chemo this wednesday) and have been reading the posts about being tatooed for the alignment when having treatment, my question is seeing as my body has become so so tender to everyrhing do I have to have tatoos is it possible to be marked in some other way and am I going to be made to feel like a whimp and pressurised into having them done. My treatment is going to be at the QE in birmigham.