Hi I am new to this site, but feel reassured after reading all these comments. I had my lumpectomy in June this year and finished radiotherapy in august after 20 sessions. I also had sentinel lymph node removal. I have since had the telephone consultation with my oncologist who has informed me he doesn't need to see me and I am to go for yearly mammogram's. I take letrizole tablets every day which I will need to take for at least 5 years and am praying that this will be me sorted now, although the fear of it returning will always with me. I still experience quite a bit of discomfort, which ranges from prickly itching, occasionally some shooting pain and some scar tissue discomfort and find some days can be worse than others. I have been told to still keep moisturising to stop my skin drying out, and use the aveeno or E45 cream still that was recommended during the radiotherapy. I did buy some bio oil but found that seemed to irritate the scar so stopped using it straight away. I am interested in any skin products that can be recommended, especially bath products as need to avoid any irritation. I also find sleeping on my left side, where the surgery was performed is quite uncomfortable still. I also wonder if any other ladies who have larger breasts find these symptoms more common as my consultant did advise me that as a larger breasted lady I may experience more side effects than someone with smaller breasts, guess that makes sense!
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