What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Radiation October 2010, brachytherapy October 2012, radiation again February 2013 real bad burnt skin from last radiation
Radiation was better than chemo.
10/07 to 11/27/07 33 days Fatigue
Mammosite 5 day 2 times a day, a little sun burn. Right Breast in 2006. Left this 2011. The Breast to be removed.
End of March to mid May 2010. First 14 treatments were okay. From treatment 15 onwards, burning, and around day 20ish, had to use burn victim cream. Fatigue after chemo plus radiation treatments.
Hated it so much. Had radition for 31 sessions. Side effects: subclincal hypothyroidism, and my left breast is hard.
6 weeks of radiation from June till late July five days a week. No symptoms other than a little pink and one tiny blister.
35 treatments ending July 2014
6 weeks, everyday started in March. No side effects.
34 treatments - Oct. thru Nov. 2005
6 and a half weeks of daily localized treatments. 33 total, with 5 boosts at the end. Began 6/2/11 FINISHED 7/19/11!!!
from August to October, 2009. I have a fair complexion so I did burn from the radiation and did have fatigue, but overall I didn't have that many problems with radiation.
gave in so family wouldnt dis-own me...november 07 ...sick for a couple months
Radiation therapy during July, August and September 2011.
15 treatments, each front & back directed at my spine. because the radiation went thru my esophagus I experienced hearburn & reflux. only other side effect is fatigue.
33 radiation treatments. tired
Radiation was the hardest for Kathy a lot of little pains and soreness.
Radiation. Linear accelerator every day for 10 days. I had a UTI & had to be admitted for 5 days Then went back for 3 days.
36 treatments - September 08 until November 3, 2008. Skin redness, very mild peeling in some spots, tightness under arm.
Radiation from end of January until March 17, 2011. I received three different radiation hits to my breast and one hit to the lymph nodes in my neck every day Monday through Friday. The radiation was fairly easy. The hardest part was having to go every single day. Once there, it took maybe 15 minutes to administer and a total time of being there about 30 minutes. Towards the end, my skin did start getting a big irritated and I started peeling a little bit. After radiation, I have discoloration still but the skin has healed. The only other side effects I did have during radiation is at some point, it became extremely difficult for me to swallow. It hurt so bad I had to spit out my own saliva as I could not swallow that. I had to take some white paste pill that dissolved in water for a few weeks in order to get food down.
6 weeks during the holidays...not aware of side effects some minor sun burning
fatigue started when my radiation ended. sleep tight. you will wake when your bodys says so.
Radiation starting 1/19/2012
2001 - Radiation
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
The 39 trip to Radiation treatments were pretty anticlimactic. Thank god my job worked with me and let me leave early each day. Can't imagine if they didn't worked with me. I was lucky there! Never had any pain from the treatment and very little if any side affects. They is nothing to be worried about in this treatment as far as I'm concerned.
Burning senceation when urinating May 2000 to July 2000
to my back, ten treatments, now i need to self catherize and have a blood clot in my entire right leg
40 treatments in 2005. Difficulty holding bladder.
IMRT, 36 treatments, Sep 20-Nov 8, 2011. Side effects: the usual suspects -- GI and bladder/urinary irritation. Please write for details.
February 2003. Side Effects - ED, Tiredness, fatigue, hot flushes, Radiation burns to anus and buttocks, rectal leaking and short term memory loss.
Hd 9 weeks of IGRT, five days per week except July 4. Took about five minutes per day. It took a couple of weeks to get used to drinking a lot of water on the way to the treatment facility. At first, I couldn't differentiate between the signal to urinate or to defecate. I learned to just sit down on the toilet like a baby and that fixed that. They had really good instant brew coffee at the facility, so I'd have that - my first coffee of the day, around 10:00 A.M. Once, this caused a bowel movement while I was driving home. After that, I remained at the center to move my bowels and then drove home. I went to the gym and tried to lift some light weights around my upper body and that went OK. Right up to the last day, it was a challenge to get out of bed and go to the treatment. I don't know where or how I found the strength to stick with it. It doesn't hurt. I acclimatized to the way my body adjusted to what was going on. But it just took some kind of undefined, inner push to keep going. I was never a big eater but PCA and IGRT left me very uninterested in food. I think I "caused" my cancer, maybe by something I ate, or did wrong, last year. Treatment ended about four months ago.
Due to have in May 2014
3 months of conformal radiation at Tufts New England The radiation caused the bladder cancer and much irritation
Brachytherapy 10 yrs ago. Recurrence 2 years ago
Will begin in three weeks as I di the implants on 11th Of Oct not sure what is next
Nuclear Oncology 41 treatments 11/08 no side effects
41 sessions to pelvis area and prostate, using Orbit Arc, some side effects; dizziness, burns, medications helped ease the process
None. Had surgery not worked I would have been put on radiotherapy but thankfully it was not needed.
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Weill have gamma Knife radiation to brain lesions
Radiation 08/10 to 9/10. Side effects: soar throat, difficulty swallowing, and fatigue.
4-12-10 targeted therapy radiation
10 brain treatments 9/16/09 to 9/29/09. 5 treatments targeted at mass in top of right femur 9/21/09 to 9/25/09.
I started radiation treatments on October 25, 2010. I'm not sure what all of this means but my total dose is 6,120cgy. I have 34 treatments total; so I receive 180cgy a day, monday through friday. So I should finish around December 13, 2010 depending on if I miss any days or if my oncologist wants to change my plan. My side affects aren't too bad. I already have some shortness of breath so I don't think it is from the radiation. I have really sensitive skin so It is kind of red, so the therapists gave me some cream to rub on it. They mentioned that my skin will get worse before it gets better.
Just started 4/22
October 2008 Radiation. Max dose. She can never receive it again.
Mevatron radiation for brain on Nov 22, 2012
None to date - The surgeon and oncologist felt that I should wait before starting chemo or radiation and be on the anti-fungal medication, indicating at least a year, to see if once the infection was gone, the remaining spots in my lungs would be gone. In January of 2010, I lost my job, medical insurance and the financial ability to continue the meds. I've recovered enough to find work and have been there long enough to receive medical insurance...now to find the courage to return to the doctor and take up where we left off, uhhh less the pre-existing conditions...to be continued...
October 2013-pnemonitis, fatigue
Radiation started 10/10/07 and I go M-F once a day for 6 weeks
5 days of radiation Feb, 20-26 sore throat for 2 days tired
Radiation was declined at this time.
Feb. 24, 2009 Gamma knife radiation perfexion treatment The procedure is nothing short of a miracle in technology, however it requires a metal `cage` to be attached to your skull. That process is brutal, as it the pressure release when it is removed. But they got em' so it was worth it :)
9/12/08 gold seed marker placement-inferior right hepatic lobe 9/22-9/26/08 Cyberknife radiation for liver metastasis
Will start this next week.
single fraction radiation therapy to the pelvic bone for pallative care, Dec 2013, Vomiting
radiation starts on March 8th
Pelvis (aug '07) radiation to area possibly weakened femur in hip area - Fell Jan '10 and broke left hip - surgery to pin hip Jan '10 Left Adrinal Gland Area Sept '09 - Side effects - damaged about 1/2 of left kidney and about 1/3 of pancreas Lymph node in the lower middle back May '10 Left Lung and lymph node in left arm pit May '10 side Effects -fatigue
starting the 3rd week of August 2013
15 days of 30 treatments. Extreme nausea-vomiting ribs and back hurt from A:cancer B:radiation C:surgery D: all above
Starting radiation with my second chemo on the 24th of august 2010
Ten whole-head treatments ending on 22 April 2010. Side Effects - loss of hair.
What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
not part of treatment
Radiation daily for 3 weeks ending 28/6/2012
Radiation therapy was (25) Involved Field Radiation over 5 weeks, March 29th through May 2nd 2012. The radiation treatment itself was painless, although the mask and tongue guard were uncomfortable. The side effects were progress skin burns, mouth sores, difficulty swallowing, and nausea. The side effects subsided a couple of weeks after treatment ended.
23 rounds of radiation on my neck and shoulder.
relapse cancer - radiation (June, 2011)
Intensity modulated radiation therapy, June 7th- July 12th 2012.
I hear you're pretty pukey but thats about it. Oh and it melts your innards and body externally.
Expected January 2013 x 30 days.
Bunch of long words
Radiation October 2004
luckily for me , i don't have to undergo radiation
None yet, though I get some if chemo doesn't kick it.
No radiation on the table yet.
June 30th 2009, forgot how much the dose was, it was everyday for the whole two months. Side effects: burned skin, loss of appetite, hair loss, sore throat, gastric pain.
3 docs said yes, 3 docs said no, so I did not have radiation after chemo treatments proved decent
radiation to left chest - side effects: feeling of a lump in my throat, fatigue
Zevlin. Horrible pain in my feet, very slow recovery, severe fatigue
Brain Tumor 25 years later.
All of feb thirty days. Nausea and tired.
December 2013 - this is my second diagnosis of lymphoma. The first was last year and I had successful radiation treatment from Sept-Dec 2012 in my neck. By March 2014 all was well but I had a red eye. After 4 months of seeing my GP service (pretty useless I'm afraid) my wife insisted I see an eye specialist; as soon as I did I was diagnosed with a "residual" lymphoma in my eyes on August 30th 2013. Residual is good - it means it has not metastised, it was apparently "left over" from the last lymphoma in my neck. In October I had a CT scan that showed I was clear in all my other lymph glands - so that was good. So I had to have radiotherapy in both eyes. I'm going to keep this next bit short otherwise I could spend ages on telling you what I was told by the technicians, nurses, doctors and consultants about the technical processes they were about to treat me with. But it has all been good. Today I am writing this because, after 6 weeks of discomfort and 1 week of "superficial" radiotherapy (which never feels superficial!) and 1.5 weeks to go, for the first time, my eye doesn't hurt; it's hot inside but not scratchy. I have a good store of saline solution which is bliss when you use it….but then you need more and more, like a drug. Today I have not had to use it at all, it's 9pm UK time and 10 hours since my radiotherapy session this morning. Usually I'm in bed after spending 6-7 hours in pain with an eye patch on. I do expect the effects to get worse but all I can say today is that IT WORKS!! The basis of my optimism is that the radiation kills the cancer…..and I can happily live with the side effects because I am alive to experience them. Take heart.
Yes, radiation on both sides, and I have had breast cancer on both sides.
23 radiation sessions
20 sessions of radiotherapy on my mediastinal mass which caused damage to my left lung and heart in May - June 2012. The side effect I had was tiredness.
What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
My husband had radiation at the site of his neck surgery.
no treatment yet?
10 days of radiation,difficult to say what side effects were from Radiation, Sutent (oral chemo) or Aredia (IV drip for bones)
Radiation on femur
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Radiation Therapy June 2011 for 5 weeks
Radiation - Jan 2013-March 2013; Reported weight loss, nausea, some disorientation on dehydration.
N/A would not help his type of cancer
Radiation - 6/14/10 to 7/22/10 Monday through Friday: Had some bad mornings starting about halfway through, but always seemed to feel better after his treatment. At night, the upset stomach side effects would kick in.
Radiation followed first course of chemotherapy, and was given for 28 days in September 2010
will be starting after Christmas
Radiation to start on Oct.25th for new tumor on 1st surgical bed thats not responding to other treatments..
Every other day radiation
Radiation once a day Monday - Friday for 5 weeks along with the 5-FU pack.
Mom chose not to do radiation
Xeloda Jan 2008-May 2008
no radiation or anything else just chemo
What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Loss of taste, acute mucositis, loss of hair at back or neck, blistering of throat.
33 IMRT Start date 3/18/2011. Mouth sores ( treating with Manuka honey ) stiffness in operated areas, fatigue, some hairloss in zapped area - so far not too bad... No burns yet. No taste.. Ugh!
25 treatments, 9 days in every 2 weeks - partial hair loss, starting 1st week in February this year, finishing March 18th
35 Rads Mid - 5 days a week for 7 weeks. started July 2008 - OK at first - Got weaker- drove myself first couple of weeks- lost good judgment- totaled my car- wife drove me after that...got down to an old man's shuffle at the end.
37 radiation treatments from late Sept to the end of November of 2007. Side effects all my saliva gland were destroyed. I can't hardly eat anythin because I have no saliva. swallowing is hard. I also have a different voice now. People call me sir all the time. And I stay tired still. Nerves are shot and now taking anti- depressants
Radiation Treatment May of 2012 to June 2012. Mouth was burned from radiation. Lost of taste buds. Fast forward two years. I have taste buds again.
21days, 2 per day starting in August. Side Effects: Currently, have no saliva glands working, have only 50% of my taste buds working, have no beard below my lower lip and in a circle to include the back of the neck.
35 IMRT treatments Dates: starting late August and ending November 11, 2011. Side Effects include; Dry mouth especially at night weak weight loss and muscle atrophy loss of appetite (food just tastes bad period) Mucus in mouth during the day
72 gy of radiation (before the advent of IMRT)
June 2009. not many, all related to not being able to swallow without pain. Important to get help, magic mouth wash, pain meds. Liquid diet essential
What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Jan - Feb.2011 pelvic rad. ( for bone mets - palliative )
Fatigue nausea diarrhea dental problems severe digestion issues
low dose whole abdominal radiation + pelvic boost
No radiation done
Currently deemed unnecessary (following pathology). Will reassess in February 2012 to see of radiation of supraclavicular lymph nodes is required.
None to date
Radiation is new for me so Ill let you know as we get there
Radiation therapy to the abdominal/pelvic area; diarrhea, abdominal cramping
august 09: radiation in my stomach, new tumor 6 cm
pelvic rad. for bone mets January 2011
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
RAI 150 mci in Jan/09 and a second round scheduled in 12/09
Rad 131 2 times
Dec 21, 2009
Radioactive Iodine-131: 4/16/10 - 7 days total quarantine. Irritated lung tissue, scalp sores, dry mouth, nausea.
Radioactive Iodine treatment a week before Christmas....NO real immediate side effects
Took internal i-131 radiation, was sequestered from all life (and my 9 month old baby) for 3 days - I still wonder about the long term effects of that radiation....
150 meq. radio-active iodine
I will begin within a month
Eight weeks after surgery I had to go in for a Radioactive iodine treatment. The hardest part of this was being away from my family for a week. In regards to side effects, I had some sores in my mouth and an upset stomach for a few weeks.
Radioactive Iodine on August 2, 2010. I was very sick to my stomach for about 5 days.
Radioactive Iodine-dry mouth everything tasted like cardboard for over two months. Salivary gland infection.
Jan 13th 2012 first round of I-131 - Loss of taste buds, bad taste in my mouth, nausea, swollen glands, and sore throat.
RAI-Radioactive Iodine Abalation on 9/8/2009-some activity noted in the thyroid area, but no where else.
6 weeks after surgery i had first dose of radio iodine and a year later i had another dose. I am 3 months out of my 2nd dose and I am experiencing swollen glands every once in a while. sometimes when i chew my saliva glands will get inflamed and it will be too painful to eat. Who knows is this is thyroid cancer and treatment related though
Not yet scheduled
RAI treatment- Still waiting on date.
I-131 treatment, Sept 2010. Had 4 days in isolation, felt quite nauseous initially with relatively mild neck pain, and then tiredness for 7-8 weeks following. Am now experiencing vaginal bleeding for past 8 weeks, starting about 2 weeks after treatment, although its difficult to know if this is related to the I-131, or whether it is related to thyroxine levels. Am concerned over long term side effects, particularly fertility as we have not yet had a family and would like one!!
Getting prepared to start the I131 treament
Radiation scheduled for June 30 in Dallas. Body Scan scheduled 2 weeks after radiation. Goal is the radiation will kill any cells remaining in my body.
Radioactive iodine (103 mCi of I-131) on May 17th, 2012.
Radiation March 2010. Didn't work
Radioactive Iodine treatment
I had the iodine radiation. No real side effects. worst thing was having to be away from my little one.
RAI Dec. 18, 2009, 154 mCi. Permanent damage to both parotid glands.
Doing this in January
What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Radiation began 6.21.13 - Extreme Tiredness, nausea, that is when he essentially stopped eating.
Left skull base October'09. Dehydration, hair loss, weight loss, ringing in ears with a pressure that felt as though ears were going to explode. Blisters on ears both inside and out and raw peeling facial skin. January '10 another round of 15 treatments on pelvic area and spine. Unable to walk, numbness of entire lower body and left leg. Effects still going on to left side of body. Feet freeze like they are always in a vat of ice. They are very heavy feeling as though they are being dragged. Hole through the center of back. I assume this is where the radiation burned thru the body.
Will begin after chemo
Doctor saids he want help.
radiation 1989 - ignorance is bliss....I didn't find the treatment too bad, maybe 'cos I'm able to block out the "what if" questions (or as my wife prefers to put it, I am too stupid to get worried)
What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
brain damage, vision change and partial hearling loss
every 5 days then off for two days for a period of 3 weeks. Loss of hair and VERY tired afterwards
6000 rads over 6 weeks (200 rads/day M-F)
6-08 IMRT, It made me tired!
Mom had radiation - only hair loss. Dad had radiation - trouble swallowing.
Radiation therapy from 04/06/2013 to 05/20/2013. I really did not have many side effects.
i had radiation of the brain and spine -> Damaged hair follicles, burnt skin, swelling. Chemotherapy and Chemo boosts -> foot drop, blood damaged
August and September 2007, Hair loss at site, nausea, redness and burning at site. August 2009, Minimal Side Effects
radiation daily for 6 weeks. started with just burns on my head. get the blue light special during radiation. hair started falling out this weekend (9/26)
Radiation - 6 weeks ends August 24th
30 treatments in March/April 09 with headaches, loss of appetite, increased thirst, feeling of being hot
Started radiation November 9, 2011 -6 week course - to early to see much reactions as yet
6 weeks of radiation - hair loss - tired.
Alot of skin burning and pain associated with that.
Microradiosurgery done in Singapore. Given 30 Gys in 10 fractions. Started on April 15, 2009. Hair loss in some places.
2005- 30 days
Radiation started in the end of Feb. went 8 weeks of treatment-fatigue, hair loss in area of tumor, memory loss
1/12/12 - begin daily radiation for 6-7 weeks.
met the nicest people at the radiation dept.
Starts radiation 9/12/11
11/06-12/06 tolerated radiation and low dose of temodar quite well until the 4th week, then he became extremely fatigued.
IMRT began July 22, finished 30/30 treatments August 30, 2013. Hair loss, problems with eye focus, bad leg and feet cramps at night, face tics, tiredness.
non so far she hasn't healed from surgery
6 weeks completed 1-19-09
What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
November 2010. No side effects.
Was nauseated after almost every session. Due to the back pain it was extremely hard to get from the stretcher to the table. It always felt like i was getting stabbed in the back. Loss of appetite.
12 treatments to shrink the sacrum tumor 1/29 to 2/29 side effects none
one very strong round of total body lymphathic radiation
What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
10/15/09 - 1/6/10. Intense pain from December 09 through April 10.
Fatigue, a hot tush
radiation for 5 weeks (On his third week)
radiation was the new pinpoint radiation in dec/jan 06/07. main effects are much smaller vaginal area (now the size of 11-12 year old girl).
Radiation therapy for six weeks resulting in damage to bladder and intestines.
2/1/2010-3/11/2010 not bad, but tiring!
Radiation therapy 5 1/2 weeks. Started 7/12/2011. Radiation in combination with xeloda. Tired and weak. Low energy with uncontrolled diarrhea.
28 days of Radiation b4 surgery 11/12 - 12/12. I had some diarrhea and rectal burning but not to bad.
SBRT-nausea, gastric pain Just about to have SIRT and am very excited because this will treat my whole liver and I am feeling positive that maybe this will slow down the recurrence.
Started radiation 9-14-2009, radiation of pelvic area. Will be for six weeks, everyday five days a week. No side effects yet. 5fu is now constant infusion via pump and Oxaliplatin is halted until end of radiation.
Up to this point none, but within the last 24 hours have had bowl movements every two hours. Have developed irritation of the anal area, very imflammed and severe buring sensation, bowel movements have become very painful due to the irritation.
5 weeks radiation August, 1984. severe illness and weight loss.
Radiotherapy on the spine, section C7; May-June 2010, 16 sessions over two weeks, 5minutes each session. The first few days there were not much side-effects. Towards the end of the first week, the throat began to hurt, and there was increased difficulty in swallowing. The voice soon became raspy and coarse. The soreness of the throat and lost voice persisted for around 6-8weeks. There were increased phlegm and saliva production, which mum said tasted "chemical" and would spit out quickly. On the skin, a red rash began to show, and the doctor advised to avoid sunlight, as the rash will darken. Treatment with CyberKnife also carried out on the spine. Results are yet to be assessed, and the doctor said it will take around 3months to see any visibly reduction in the tumour.
Pre-Surgery Radiation Therapy (in Linear accelerator) for 25 days from 27-Dec-2011 to 27-Jan-2012
Begining 1-18-11, 5 days a week, weekends off...
Pre OP external beam radiotherapy to a dose of 50.4Gy for 28days to Pelvis from 04/03/2008 to 10/04/2008on 6MV Linear Accelerator. No any side effect of radiation
5 weeks of radiation every day except weekends. Wasn't bad but did get some raw places between my legs in the groin area and my butt crack was raw and sore for about 2 weeks after the treatments were over.
Started October 28,2009 28 treatments M-F
25 days of radiation before surgery. I had alot pain going to restroom in final days of radiation.
Radiation for 6 weeks in October and November 2013, which shrunk the tumor size from over 6 cm to about 1.5 cm. YEAH. Treatment was daily Mon-Fri. The last 10 days were tough as I began to notice skin break down and burns in the rectal area.
Just finished six weeks (28 treatments). Fatigue, diarhhea, extreme pain while going to the bathroom (probably due to a fissure that I got because of being constipated from the anti-nausea meds, burning of the skin,sensitivity to the sun, fatigue). Symptoms got progressively worse from week 4 to about 2 weeks after completing the treatments.
What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
i will tell you
Radioactive spheres injected into the liver. May and September 2009. Thought it had worked but didn't
What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
diarrohea and severe pain of the bowel and stomach cramps, off food for a few weeks
alot of fatigue, upset stomach, darkening of skin, irratated skin in area involved, sores from radiation--started treatment in February 2006 (28 sessions of external pelvic radiation)
25 external radiation treatments over 5 weeks, three days of internal radiation with hospital stay.
I'll be having radiation and Chemo after surgery (Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! LOL)
28 external radiation treatments 5 days a week, then 2 external radiation treatments with low dose cisplatiin. Side effects: pain, nausea, heartburn, fatigue.
Sept 2008 - Dec 2008, Low Dose External, 3rd and 4th Degree burns of the genital and perinea areas.
Started 6/03/09 finished 7/15/09 ... 28 days IMRT pelvic radiation. Side effect- too many to list, skin burns, constant extreme diahrrea, urinary burning, hair loss in radiation area, nausea and vomiting... TIRED (unlike anything I've ever known!!)
External for 3 weeks daily, Internal for 5 treatments and TOMO for 5 treatments. Internal was the hardest on Aimee because body parts had to be temporarily moved to get to the right spot. Darkening of skin and loss of skin in genital area.
Radiation began along with chemo therapy May 21 2014. Side Effects: Extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, luckily very minimal radiation burn to rectum and groin area, and diarrhea. Hospitalized once for the vomiting. Very unpleasant. Keep in mind although I have cervical cancer they also radiated my stomach area due to lymphnode involvement.
28 external and 5 internal rad.
fatigue, constant nausea, uncontrollable bowels, diahrea from hell!, dehydration. A couple of blisters on my hiney. The good news: the bleeding stopped after the second radiation treatment. Brachytherapy, 4 sessions, was interrupted for a blood transfusion for critical low blood cell counts.
Radiation side effects were just becoming exausted. I was pretty healthy until I got cancer, never had any health issues and never had to take any medication before.
Done and it sucked
pain, N&V, Menopause, Exhaustion, Depression 10-09 to 1-30-10 SECOND ROUND OF EXTERNAL BEAM RADIATION 01-01-11 to 02-17-11
internal radiation is the worst thing in the world. i called it the lightning rod treatment
02/2010 - 03/2010 28 external and 3 internal rad.
I had 30 tomotherapy radiations 5 days a week from June until August. The side effects were fatigue and nausea.
August, Sept, and Oct radiation. Side effect is lymphedema in my left leg.
Internal and external radiation 5 days awesome for 20 minutes
For me radiation was a breeze..I had no side affects outside of hairloss in the treated area. I also had 2 internal rads which seem to last forever but I made it!!
bracheythreapy (internal radiation) very uncomfortable stayed in the hospital for 4 days . had to lay flat on my back for 4 days with minimal movement . they gave the radiation twice a day . there was 19 catheters inserted into the tumor where they ran the radiation in and out . my legs hurt for a couple weeks after. bleeding stopped after 2 days. some nausea for a week after.
Full radiation daily 6 weeks , 3 internal radiation treatments
Started external radiation on 2/4, to have 25 treatments; then 2 "internal" ones fatigue, but can't blame it all on radiation
What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
35 radiation treatments starting May 2
36 total radiation sessions February 02 - March 25, 2011. After about 13 sessions my throat pain required ongoing codeine relief, and the skin on my neck began showing signs of intensifying sunburn. By the end of February my voice went missing and is just starting to return as June begins.
First treatment December 19,2011
Nov 30th-Jan 14, 2010 Neck and lower face was a serious sunburn, Lots of swelling on the inside, no appetite-lose your taste buds where everything tastes like card board. Fatigue that is hard to describe.
What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Total Body Irradiation, June 2012. Side effects: vomiting, ovarian failure (now on hormone replacement therapy)
Recieved 4 days of fullbody radiation for the Bone Marrow Transplant. I actually didn't feel too bad but the fatigue was huge.
January 2010. Nausea. Later/cataracts. General weakness
Treatment for osteosarcoma, three years ago.
No radiation so far. Thank God!!
What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
had no treatment
What Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Never had any
Full-body radiation 2 times daily for 4 days. Dry mouth and ulcers in the throat and intestines.
Total Body Irradiation, 8/10/10-8/13/10. Felt a little tired. Make sure you eat well prior to radiation treatments. I got a little "sun burn."
What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
30 treatments from 6-23-2008 through August 4, 2008. IMRT... Burning, blistering..think Iwo Jima . Even with IMRT the burns were quite severe. Aftermath of this was stiffness in the hips..even five years later.
5 1/2 weeks of daily treatment, 28 doses to begin on Feb 20, 2012. 5040 gy. total.
began Nov 17 end date Dec 30 so far fatigue and some internal and external burning
29 radiation treatments. Second degree burns beginning 3 rd of 6 week treatment. Dirarrhea also began around that time.
Scheduled to begin 10/18/10 for 5 weeks
33 treatments radiation treatments. Had to have a 2 week break after my 2nd week of chemo and 25 radiation treatments because urinating became so painful. Nausea, diarrhea, low red & white blood cells, low potassium.
I had an amazing radiation oncology team. In February 2010 underwent 6 weeks of radiation combined with cisplatinum and 5FU. The side effects are harsh skin burns, diarrrea, dehydraition, but I made it through it without a break and recovered in about 3 weeks with the incredible support of the radiation oncology team.
30 treatments, from Dec. 16, 2013 to Jan 29, 2014 The usual side effects
has not started yet
Starting 8 weeks of Monday - Friday radiation therapy 11/1/11
6 weeks the last 3 weeks were the most painful.
6 weeks over summer 2009 burned skin, menopause
28 treatments total. swelling/pain/bleeding
32 radiation treatments starting June 6th
side effects; Burn at the radiation site, tiredness, pain.
* Jul 13/09: met with Radiologist * Jul 17/09: got markings for radiation; no "Uranus with many moons" tatt as requested! * Aug 4/09: started radiation every day (it continues for 6 weeks until Sep 15/09); the treatment itself is painless
Began 1/23/2012; End date scheduled for 3/5/2012
scheduled Jan 4 2010 for 6 weeks
IMRT- 32 doses...if you've done this, you know all the side effects...
28 daily sessions
6 weeks everyday except weekends Aug.29-Oct.12
28 radiation treatments started on 10/27/14. Brutal skin changes (pelvic area) by treatment #7. Last treatments (chemo and radiation) 12/5/14.
Thirty-six (3-D CRT) treatments beginning November 18, 2013 and ending January 29, 2014. Three weeks off during treatment because of severe (2nd degree) external burns on genital area and legs, severe swelling of genital area, and pain during urination and bowel movements. Constant fatigue. Two separate urinary track infections from radiation - the first caused high fever, mild hallucinations, pain and dehydration; with only pain and bloating the second time. Deep hip/upper leg pain developed a month after last radiation treatment.
Daily radiation: Side effects: burns, burns, burns, vomiting, fatigue, hair loss and loss of appetite
What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
2002 45 mins a day, 5 days a week, for 6 weeks. Burns
I wanted another baby hopefully if chemo didnt kill my ability
What Eye and Orbit Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Radioactive plaque 09/09 Extreme tiredness at times, still get that. Sore eye for a short time, nowhere near as bad as I had imagined:)
Plaque brachytherapy - July 2003. Plaque inserted on Friday morning and removed Monday night. Long, long weekend in isolation and having to carry a geiger counter around. Eye was puffy, bloodshot for a long time, painful and vision deteriorated quite rapidly. Now have retinal detachment, pretty lousy vision in that eye and grey areas on the sclera (white of the eye) that may be burns from the cauterisation tool or where the sclera has thinned due to the radiation. Last November (2007), it was noticed that the edge of the tumour is still growing in some areas and I have therefore had to have these treated with Transpupillary Thermotherapy (laser).
What Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Radiation therapy starts tomorrow. 33 treatments @ 200 for a total of 6600.
What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Radiation given from January to April 20 Side effects: loss of saliva, vomiting, weakness, dehydration, esophagus shrinkage
Started radiation on 11/4/13 after 6 weeks on induction chemo
35 days of head radiation, dramatic weight loss, burned skin, mouth and throat, had peg tub placed.
1st" dec 2002 - Jan 2003 to neck - saliva affected, have little saliva have to clean mouth all the time. 2nd round: Dec 2008 to lump in throat as x-ray showed nodules in both lungs
Meeting with Radiation Therapist on May 3rd to determine how much treatment will be necessary.
radiation therapy ending 5/29/12
What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Linear radiation March to May 2007. Three brachy-radiation treatments in June 2007. Side effects some bowel problems, diarrhea.
What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Too many radiation treatments to count.
5 weeks of radiation September - October, 2012. Very tired. No burns at all to skin. I did what the doctors/nurses told me to do! Very, very sore throat. Could barely swallow but forced soft foods the entire treatment.
radiation from 11/1/97 to 12/15/97
28 days of radiation
currently undergoing treatments
Two weeks of radiation was fine. Fatigue.
The Radiation burned my throat and cause my taste bud to malfunction I had to be tube fed for about 4 months I will suffer for dry mouth for life I'm told.
Radiation to esophagus and abdominal lymph node March/April 2008 Radiation to supraclavicular lymph node January/February 2009
What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
IMRT November 2011 - January 2012
Treatments began on April 4, 2011
Started on August 1o 2011 and end at September 5th 2011, starting my third week, so far some hair loss, partial loss of taste and dry mouth, no bad, fatigue,
35 days of radiation to left side of neck only, from jaw down to collar bone to mid-line in front of neck.
35 seventy minute TomoTherapy with Hyperthermia sessions starting Wednesday, November 9th 2011
IMRT 11/28/2011 - 01/10/2012 Supplemental radiation given 1/25/2012-1/27/2012 Side effects: Xerostomia, lost of taste, pain, difficulty swallowing.
IMRT 33 sessions, ended 9/11/09
Radiation coming up
38 treatments, Burns, Mucus, Hocking, Weight Loss, No Taste, No Saliva
35 daily Radiation Treatments, extreme sore throat at the 3rd week. My biggest challenge was phlem that collected in my throat, causing coughing, sleep deprivation, and breathing difficulties. Lost 32lbs and was put on a G tube and Narcotics as needed, which has been every 4 hours. Lost hair on the back of my head, but that is supposed to come back.
I had 40 days of IMRT from below my cheek bones to above my shoulders starting in September 2006. Around day 25 i developed 2nd degree burns and was admitted to the hospital for about 10 days to recover. A mild case of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome they said. Long lasting side effects are dry mouth and difficulty swallowing.
Started 7 weeks of radiation and 7 weeks of Erbitux on May 11,2009.
starts Oct. 27, 2014
I begin radiation February 20, 2012 for 6 weeks.
Completed May 18, 2012
Start on March 29th 2011.
Seven weeks, 5 days a week radiation, 35 treatments. Dry mouth, loss of saliva, only lost hair on my neck which was a positive. Hated the mask
Scheduled to begin 30 Radiation Treatments on March 19 In conjunction with weekly Eributix Infusion
5 Days a week for 7 weeks
27 tx's, ending 11/14/2012; thrush, total loss of taste, fatigue, mucousitis.
yes, 5x/week for 7 weeks...started on 5/19/09
1st one today 26-April-2010 so far so good but I know whats coming. A tad of anxiety at fist bolt down of goalie mask to table to treatment ....not sure why but got a scrip for a happy pill seeing as how I will have this 5 days a week for 6-7 weeks. Radiation was tough lost ability to swallow. had to learn to swallow from scratch not fun was on the tube for feeding for about two months post treatment, pain pills a little tough to kick weird dreams and stuff remember to take your stool softeners when you take your pain meds..........just one thing you don't need to add to your list of things to worry about if you know what I mean. 18 Months out now can eat alot of things now mouth still doesnt open like it did no big burgers or sandwhiches stilll keeping off the 60 pounds I wanted to lose of the 80 i took off 20 put back on for kicks lost too much. Taste is still screwed sweet still gone chocolate well forget that, acidy stuff, tomatoes, spicy stuff, just gone so Ive learned to eat a new way swallowing is still an adventure throat is much narrower for food and even pills, so have to be careful about everything still. But hey Im still here so the rest is worth it. Its not easy its not fun but its life after cancer every day is better than the day before and not as good as the next day so keep going after all your still around and thats why we fight to begin with. Any questions at all drop me a line
35 Radiations, starting July 15, 2014
Radiation start date 10/5/09, 35 days total, five days a week
What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
30 radiation treatments, five days a week for six weeks
brachy UGH UGH UGH!!! Not the most pleasant experience for sure!! 4 treatments and side effects to look forward to vaginal stenosis... so far no side effects 2 down 2 to go
Not good with dates...radiation for 6 weeks, 5 times a week for about an hour each day. Still can't eat much fruit, sometimes no fruit for days and days. This still happens, even after 4 years. Probiotics seem to help
I just completed 5-weeks of radiation therapy on January 11. Side effects included an annoyed bladder, loose stool, light fatigue.
August 14th 29 days and then 2 internal treatments. Side effects irritated skin, diarrhea, less energy.
25 cycles of daily external radiation. June-July 2011
6 weeks external beam some localized skin issues,,,,,late onset diah, naus--- ***BRACHEYTHERAPY HURT LIKE A BITCH - MOST GOD AWFUL THING I EVER FELT IN MY LIFE - VERY SICK for a few weeks
recommended to start in July
About halfway through my 25 radiation treaments extreme exhaustion, and lack of control on bowels, which cleared up few weeks after radiation stopped.
initially told not need 7/6/09 told raDIATION WILL BE NEEDED WHEN I HEAL FROM MY SECOND SURGERY..MY SURGEON NEVER CHECKED THE NODES WHEN HE DID HYSTERECTOMY I HAD TO FIND A NEW SURGEON AND HAVE LYMPHN NODE REMOVAL 8/6/09 27 NODES REMOVED NO CANCER
Started Sep26 2011. Every weekday for 7 weeks. Last treatment (high dose) planned for 11/11/11.
Started pelvic Aug 2, 2009 for 28 days. Finished with no side effects!
March 2010 - April 2010 29 external and 3 internal rads. horrible burning, fatigue, diarhea, UTI
25 rounds external, 3 internal, starting in October, 2007, finished in November.
Don't know yet...
Started radiation in mid-June 2009 - 25 treatments are planned
5-6 weeks of radiation planned after chemo is completed
28 external and 3 internal rad.
July-Aug 2014; few side effects
Feb-April 09 Internal (3x) and about 6 weeks of external, monday thru friday. I only had diarrhea once and no other side effects, people were so nice at LIJ.
No side effects
25 external and 3 internal radiation March - April 2011 horrible burning and pain.
annoyed bowels, extreme fatigue
Started 5 weeks of external beam radiation in June of 2008. I had alot of nausea and loss of appetite, painful radiation burns. Damage done to ureters which caused me to have additional surgery in July and August of 2008.
What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Radiation treatments started February 4 and end on March 23, 2011. My prescription is 66Gy over (7weeks) 33 treatments. Locally, the area being treated hurt pretty bad from being burnt to a crisp, but otherwise I still had lots of energy and I felt great.
Radiation from November 2010 - January 2011. Radiation burns toward the end, low blood counts, and always tired.
1 treatment of Radiation ; in Oct 2008 . Side effects - Horrible burn and pain . Alot of fatigue .
Like having a severe sunburn on the back of my throat. I could not even swallow my own saliva. I lost 30 pounds and became extremely dehydrated.
5 weeks of radiation - feeling tired and extremely fatigued after the sessions were over, radiation burns on back on leg that developed into very painful blisters. Radiation oncology nurse was so caring -- she made up an ointment to use that took away the pain and helped with the healing.
Radiation (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy)
Her first doctor didnt do enough or the right kind of chemo....the INSURANCE COMPANY wouldn't pay for the correct treatment.
25 treatments; minor hyperpigmentation towards the end, but very minimal side effects
Radiotherapy for 5 weeks from last week of june 2010. My skin became very sore and a section of it peeled off. My skin has darkened there and has stayed hard in that area.
Still to be determined.
Radiation I had every day at Palmerston North Hospital for 7 weeks - that was the maximum I could have before it gave me cancer!! Started in early Feb 2009 through until April 2009. I got extremely tired, exhausted with no energy at all! I also got a small radiation burn, but was controlled with creams and ABs.
2005 - on L5; 2007 - on L3; 2011 - on left femur & L4
To control size of tumor to right pelvic area
Finished radiation therapy on around December 24, 2010. He had six weeks of radiation therapy, and had to receive treatments five days a week for those six weeks.
I start exact radiation on 6-19-2012 for 6 weeks
December 2012-February 2013 Proton Beam Radiation, Massachusetts General Hospital
What Parotid Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
1st treatment 9/12/12 left jaw in pain from being stretched open and pushed by the mask; by 10th treatment, almost impossible to swallow, even water, because throat is so tight and sore and mouth & tongue are so sore
What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
could have had radiation but chose Mohs surgery
What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
IMRT radiation started 11/17/09. Side effects were almost immediate - nausea and tiredness. Not too long before I lost all appetite. Thank goodness I have a PEG tube.
Radiation for 33 times
NONE - Refused radiation on six separate ocassions
April - June 2009 Loss of Taste - most regained Loss of Saliva Production - some regained 35 Exposures Amifostine Injections to the Abdomin each day
Due to having a bit of tumor left, I am waiting to find out if I will need radiotherapy.
Every day, Monday through Friday, starting May 4, 2010. Side effects are extreme sore throat, dry mouth, fatigue, loss of taste buds. Taking pain meds for throat pain. The worst part for Tim is wearing the radiation mask.
Months of radiation that covered both my head and chest area. I no longer have salivary glands and I suffer from dry mouth (xerostomia) -- which means that I drink about a gallon to a gallon and a half of liquid every day. Taste has dramatically diminished and has been altered.
1997 - later side effects - 1999 Thyroid - placed on meds...2005 narrowed carotid artery plus first aspiration pneumonia. 2009, 2011, 2012 three more aspiration pneumonia. Placed on Feed Tube 2012.
33 rads treatments starting January 2009... in which it did not touch the cancer .I had a small burn on throat from rads.
Started December 14, 2010. Five days a week treatment. Severe oral mucositis and recently the first week of January, 2011 developed chronic skin abrasions on my chin and upper lip area, which made me look a monster! That being treated with bactroban.
TOMO Radiation started Feb 23, 35 treatments that are Mon-Fri until April 12th.
I'm at #17 out of 35. Burning and dry mouth.
What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Seven weeks Jan 4 thru Feb 19, Mon-Fri of TOMO radiation. At the end, severe burnt neck especially my right neck area. Severe sore throat.
Burned neck and throat and burn on neck got infected...my skin peeled, but little scaring
I started My radiation the first week in July and had alot of side effects. Many many sores in my mouth and thrush constantly. Also i was told i was very sensitive to the radiation and had so many sores and burns on my neck. I have a lot of scaring left.
Radiation on neck 5 days a week for five more weekws
Side affects were hideous.. She experienced a very deep painful burn on her neck.plus a percutaneous endoscopic (PEG)
July 6 Radiation and 1st Chemo begins
60 Grays (Gy) of radiation
Radiation to begin next week, 5 days a week. Began on 8/23/12.
I've already been through IMRT (radiation) for Tonsil Cancer in 2009. So, they can not do radiation to the same part of the body twice.
What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Radiation side effects included loss of taste, trouble chewing, sore gums and teeth
What Ear Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Proton Therapy test
What Jaw Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Dry mouth, and due to the radiation I have osteonecrosis of the jaw and now in hyper baric chamber treatments so I can have all my teeth removed as they are all falling out on there own.
What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Cobalt Radiation on full chest and abdomen area's. I am proud of my 'Tatt's'! One thing that is just part of it all is the Pneumonia and other illnesses that comes from the low immunities can be some of the scariest and biggest battles we face. Too, with every new procedure and surgery, at least for me, my recovery times seem to be much longer. But despite the illness and weakness that chemo and radiation leaves you in ... if you are still breathing it is a gift.
86 treatments of what was referred to as Cobalt 80,full scan and mantle, 1975 & 1976.
I will start radiation after the chemo ends!
After chemo - 3 weeks of radiation was a walk in the park for me! I took up raquetball (not generally recommended by any doctor, other patients etc!)
Radiation therapy (RT), 2000 rads for 22 days, were given to areas of initial bulky disease. (middle of chest cavity)
Declined IFRT radiation therapy
Received 5 weeks of localized radiation to the chest
No never had radiation.
Start treatment on the 25th, chemo is the only treatment on the menu so far.
Haven't started yet
I didn't have an side effects from the radiation!
Radiation in July 2008. I was very fortunate and blessed not to have any side effects from radiation.
radiation was brutal and side effects were phnuemonia
Radiation therapy to field covering the mediastinum and bilateral hilar areas - 180 cGy per day to a total of 1980 cGy over 11 fractions. Radiation to the para-aortic and lumbar fields - 180 cGy per day to a total of 1980 cGy over 11 fractions. (1/30-2/13/92). I had persisting problems with nausea and vomiting throughout much of the radiation but it was reasonably controlled with Phenergan.
What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
June 28, 2010-June 31, 2010 - IBR - twice a day for 15-20 minutes a session.
What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
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