Re: Patch of sore skin in radiotherapy treatment area
Thanks for posting asking about the insect bites you have around your neck and shoulder area.
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I had a mastectomy followed by three weeks of radiotherapy (in August and October last year respectively). I was scrupulous about skin care at that time and have continued to keep my skin moisturised and out of the sun. Five days ago, I had some insect bites around my neck and shoulder area. Most have healed as expected, but one has worsened with a larger area affected. It is now about the size of a ten pence piece. It looks red and moist. It feels itchy and sore. Any advice?