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Radiation treatment

I have received my 2nd radiation treatment this morning. At 5:30 p.m. I feel the small part of my back, it hurts. It is sensitive to touch. Is this normal?

Re: Radiation treatment

It wouldn't be normal and probably has nothing to do with the radiation treatment. That part of your skin should get very little radiation, at least with conventional radiation treatment. You can always mention the sensitivity to the radiation oncologist and see what they say if it is worse after a few more sessions.

Re: Radiation treatment

Thank you so much for responding to my question. It meant a lot to me. Tom told the nurse about it today at his radiation appt. and she hadn't heard this side affect before. Tom will see the doctor tomorrow, so he is going to bring it up to him.

Re: Radiation treatment

Tom, You didn't mention the type radiation treatment you were getting but I have just completed 22 treatments of IRMT and have not had any pain in the back. Actually I have not had any pain. 22 more to go for me.Check with the Doc, you might have sprained it. Good Luck with your treatment.