Dino just finished 20 radiation treatments. He has had two rounds of chemo, the last one last Thursday. The radiation was aimed at a tumor in his spine, treated from the front of his chest, but now he has a horrible, red and scabby rash all over his back that burns horribly. Nobody warned us of this. Last time Dino was at the radiologist's he mentioned it, the doc looked at it and said, "Didn't anyone give you lotion for this?" Well, no, in fact nobody did. So he is in agony. We have lotion now, but its hard for it to sink into the scabby surface of the rash. In addition, his esophogus burns badly and its difficult for him to swallow.
My question: When can we expect the radiation effects to subside?