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On radiation for breast cancer, have tingling in legs, burning hands, flaky rash from ankles to thighs post lumpectomy. What could this be?

I had in/out surgery ( lumpectomy ) on June 8. A week after my lower legs began to tingle at night when I tried to sleep. Over the course of a month, my legs have gotten worse and now my hands also burn . Yesterday I noticed both legs have a horrible red/purple rash on them - from my ankles to my thighs. It is not hot or itchy but is sort of flaky. I just started radiation treatment last Thursday. It s bad enough dealing with the breast cancer diagnosis but now I have this. What is it?
Asked On : Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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the symptoms which you mentioned are not because of radiation. As a radiation Oncologist i can assure you those are not due to radiation. Have you receiving any chemotherapy? some chemotherapatic drugs can cause the symptoms just like you mentioned. Please consult and take advise from your treating doctor.
Answered: Sat, 28 Jul 2012
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