You're welcome. It's good to try to see the silver lining. I will keep you in my thoughts as you head into week 5. It's good to know that the short term effects (sunburned look and fatigue) will eventually subside after you're done with radiation. Take care.2
From what I've read, there may be a possibility of a small scar on the lung but there are no symptoms from this and it is something that rarely happens . Also, the ribs on the side that was treated may be more fragile.
I also read that the treated breast tends to stay a little perkier and some women say that it looks a bit more youthful. Additionally, as we get older, we tend to gain weight naturally. They say that the treated breast may not gain as much weight as the untreated side. It appears that the long-term effects of radiation are subtle.
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