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Breast Cancer: Post Treatment 0 - 6 Months: Medical Care

What To Expect After Radiation Treatment

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After radiation treatment ends, there is likely to be a continuation of side effects such as fatigue. The breast may also be swollen or feel heavy. There is likely to be a redness in the skin and a tenderness. These effects generally go away within a few weeks after the end of treatment.

To avoid irritating the affected area, use only lukewarm water and soap.

Do not put heat or cold on the affected areas or expose them to the sun.

NOTE: For information on coping with fatigue, click here.

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