Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices
by melanomore on Sat Feb 16, 2013 08:29 PM
Has any one been diagnosed with "Basaloid Squamous cell carcinoma" ? I find it is very rare,and my docs cant be sure of primary. Had lymph node involvement in left axialary (left arm pit). Only recomendation is local radiation at this time.
by Julesalso on Thu Feb 21, 2013 08:16 AM
I dont have any experience with your particular cancer but it is hard having a rare cancer. Hopefully you can take heart in that we have all been diagnosed and had that experience and can at least relate in that way. :)
by melanomore on Thu Feb 21, 2013 08:25 PM
Thank you for your concern.
by Julesalso on Thu Feb 21, 2013 08:40 PM
Yw, where are you at with it all? Have you had treatment?
by melanomore on Sat Feb 23, 2013 07:00 PM
Starting radiation in 2 weeks
by Julesalso on Sat Feb 23, 2013 09:42 PM
GOod luck with that ... skin care is important to start as soon as you start your radiation. :) I used to use saline soaks ... make up a bottle of saline water and leave it in the fridge and used sterile face cloths and just leave it on the area that was getting hit.
by Sdurnell on Sun Feb 24, 2013 07:07 AM
On Feb 23, 2013 9:42 PM Julesalso wrote: GOod luck with that ... skin care is important to start as soon as you start your radiation. :) I used to use saline soaks ... make up a bottle of saline water and leave it in the fridge and used sterile face cloths and just leave it on the area that was getting hit.
On Feb 23, 2013 9:42 PM Julesalso wrote:
My doctor gave me pure aloe gel to use after (not before or during) radiation treatment. Then later, he gave me a prescription for something stronger. My skin still took a beating, but there was no blistering as some others have experienced.
by melanomore on Sun Feb 24, 2013 08:47 PM
Sounds like the saline would be to cleanse,steralize. I'll check with Doc, thanks
by melanomore on Sun Feb 24, 2013 08:50 PM
Tanks Suzan,aloe recomended, be interesting to know what prescrption was. Doc warned me that the burn & blistering would be bad due to dosage.
by Julesalso on Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:29 PM
Due to the position of your radiotherapy it might be worth looking into how to keep the skin away from skin - if that makes sense. I had all my lymph glands removed from my armpit years ago, although no radiotherapy to the area. It is a pretty tough op to get over! TOok me a while to get my arm moving again but it eventually did with some gentle and frequent work. You can also get burn dressings that will help and am sorry but I cannot remember the name of the ones that I was given. ANy product you use will have to be minus alcohol and the radiotherapy clinic will give you advise on what creams to use. One of the biggest thing is to get onto it before the skin starts to burn. Good luck with your upcoming rt.
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