I was a bit cheeky and wrote to the lovely lady in charge of my radiology, and told her about my concerns, and she was kind enough to have admin phone me, as well as replying to my email herself, and I have been given an appointment to see her next week. Totally impressed with generous response, and am hoping that it turns out to be 'one of those things' post-radiotherapy.
I have the same, especially under the zapped breast, and several areas of dark skin that were not previously there, - one feels actually quite sore (I finished 15 treatments in August.) On closer examination, it seems to have been a skin tag, I notice that an earlier post on here mentions these? I’m quite fair skinned and these patches are very noticeable and I agree, a bit worrying. I did have several existing moles near the arm pit area, this was also treated - but these do not seem to have been affected, which is weird...
I have an appointment with the Lymphoedema clinic next week, (which in our unit is staffed by radiotherapists) and I will ask about this...
Putting my specs on, and looking properly, I have discovered quite an area of small dark moles under the 'zapped' boob, a few around the boob, and a mole that I did have is looking slightly wider? It never occurred to me to consider the implication of radiation and moles/skin changes, when so much advice is given about tanning salons being bad for the skin? And of course, to get this checked out if we think it is a problem, it means new appointments via GP's ( sigh ) as it doesn't fall into the Breast Cancer box. I finished 20 zaps in early August, and thought I had got off fairly lightly in the side effects - now I am wondering? Any ideas or comments anyone else?
I remember something similar after rads, there can be some skin changes, but this usually settles down. My boob was pretty much back to normal after a few weeks.
I’m through with radiation (3 months ago) and am still a bit tired, have shingles with no blisters above the breast and have lots of tiny dark moles. Hang in there.no one prepared me for shingles or moles.