Effects of Radiotherapy on muscles

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Effects of Radiotherapy on muscles

my husband has had radiotherapy on his Oesopgagus and is now experiencing problems with the muscles in this area. The muscles now seem to be weak and regularly he experiences pain as if he's torn a muscle and this takes a couple of days to mend. Has anyone else experienced anything similar. Can radiotherapy weaken muscles and can anything be done?
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Re: Effects of Radiotherapy on muscles

Hi.. I tore my rotor cuff tendon after I finished treatment and my muscles are still not quite the same. I take magnesium and find it helps me. 🙂
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Re: Effects of Radiotherapy on muscles

Thanks Jules I'll keep magnesium in mind. What what I've read on here you've been on this roller coaster for a while. We're back to the oncologist on Wednesday. Fingers crossed. CT showed fluid on the lungs so things are very uncomfortable at the moment until we get that drained.
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