Radiotherapy

Hello I had 5 days of radiotherapy at the beginning of July 3 weeks later I developed a sore chest and my throat very dry it isn't as bad now but it is still there it is worse when I am anxious just wondering if anyone has experienced this 

I have had a covid test and it is negative 

  • Hi  Bbbd

    I am sorry  to  hear  you  have  this  problem, I can not speak for all  but  I  am  wondering  if  a coincidence and  it  may not  be  related to RT as  most  I have  heard  have  had  5days Rt for  5 weeks or  6, so  for  you  to  get  these  problems after  just  5 days as I said  maybe  you  picked  up  a  chest infection. What  has  your  team  said? maybe  worth  chatting to them  if  you  haven't  already.

    Good luck 

    ARH 

    A R H.
  • Hi Bbbd4

    I’ve had the 5 day radiotherapy, I finished it early May.. I experienced quite a lot of discomfort down the centre of my Chest... uncomfortable when eating, but thankfully it has settled now.

    Just had a sore throat for about 5 days and like you, I was sent for a Covid test that, was negative. 


    Keep safe

    bon20

  • Hello thank you for your reply it has made me feel so much better 

    Take care and stay safe 

    Bbbd4

  • They said it wouldn't be anything to do with the radiotherapy so sort of worried me that I had something really wrong ie with my lungs etc 

  • Hi 

    Really hope all will be ok, we tend to worry and think too much, glad I  made you feel a little  better.  Talk to your doctor  get on the  case because the  quicker the better as  you  know. Probably nothing like as  bad  as  you  think  it  is  but  act  fast  to  stop it getting worse,  maybe  doctor can  give  you  something to  clear it up. 

    Good luck.

    ARH 

    A R H.