What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Don't start until mid-September.
Radium started in September finished in November 35 + 5 boost. Sever bruning of the skin the area that was treated is still very discoloured 9mths after treatment
Radiation kicked my butt. I'm tired enough to need regular naps during the week. Mild sunburn? Not likely....I've had a rash and blistering.
I will not be receiving radiation therapy
full breast may 2009 daily 20 minutes got bad at end red sore itchy hurt put lavender natural cream avalon I took spirilina to get rid of radiation i got reiki it helped
haven't started that yet, possibly 7/26/2010 I was start rads.
Radiation to left side 2002 and right hip in 2006, surgery and radiation to left femur in Jan.2012
Not doing radiation
36 days straight on the last few I had to be remarked because my skin was liquid. August 2004
When first I went for radiation it was as I was just bloating with fluid from chemo side effects so had to wait and when I went to re-do markers they said markers were now in place so I was able to continue so that was oct/02 or thereabouts... Actually I improved while taking rad as I was so sick to start and on oxygen 24/7 I had some burns at the site and was tired as I had been in advance.
five weeks radiation after chemo is done
6 weeks, lymphedema
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.
This may be in my future, but just chemo for now. When I go for chemo, I tell myself: "I am one day closer to remission and without this treatment, I don't have a chance."
39 treatments... Half of Chemo was done first. "all" side effects possible...but not as bad as chemo.
have not had yet until thru with chemo, then 35 treatments will follow
Radiation for pain management only, not for reduction of tumor.
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.
did not have radiation
Couldn't take radiation. Third treatment ended up in hospital with pain in the center of my chest. difficulty breathing. tried again, again same symptoms...doctor of radiology told me i was going to get cancer in my chest wall and it would be very painful to remove. So I am NOT. Still hurts.
3/14/11 simulation scheduled. Went well and mold was formed. Advised radiation treatment would begin on Thursday, 3/17/11. Day prior Radiation Oncologist called and advised treatment cancelled due to problem with radiation beam hitting lung and heart. Stated new treatment plan will use Tomotherapy machine - awaiting approval from my insurance (BCBS). 2nd call advised treatment to begin on Tuesday, 4/12/11. First treatment went well - no side effects. 2nd treatment experienced redness, nausea, burning sensation inside breast. 4th treatment (Friday) nausea turned into vomitting; redness feels like sunburn and inside burning sensation has intensified. Will advise how 2nd week of treatment goes.
Radiation was the hardest for Kathy a lot of little pains and soreness.
2 months of Radiation after surgery
10/07 to 11/27/07 33 days Fatigue
I had fatigue with radiation. Went on an alternate work schedule during treatment.
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
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
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
brachytherapy sept 2015 urination difficulty after, subsided a week later with pills
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.
Ten whole-head treatments ending on 22 April 2010. Side Effects - loss of hair.
Radiation started 10/10/07 and I go M-F once a day for 6 weeks
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 :)
December 2004- Radiation to large tumor in lung. October 2005- Radiation to tumor in lung and spine. August 2008- Radiation to spine. May 2010- Full brain radiation.
radiation starts on March 8th
9/12/08 gold seed marker placement-inferior right hepatic lobe 9/22-9/26/08 Cyberknife radiation for liver metastasis
October 2013-pnemonitis, fatigue
October 2008 Radiation. Max dose. She can never receive it again.
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
4-12-10 targeted therapy radiation
Mevatron radiation for brain on Nov 22, 2012
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.
starting the 3rd week of August 2013
Radiation start date 4-13-15. M-F X 3 weeks= 15 days
single fraction radiation therapy to the pelvic bone for pallative care, Dec 2013, Vomiting
Weill have gamma Knife radiation to brain lesions
5 days of radiation Feb, 20-26 sore throat for 2 days tired
Radiation 08/10 to 9/10. Side effects: soar throat, difficulty swallowing, and fatigue.
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.
Just started 4/22
15 days of 30 treatments. Extreme nausea-vomiting ribs and back hurt from A:cancer B:radiation C:surgery D: all above
Radiation to leg
Will start this next week.
What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
23 rounds of radiation on my neck and shoulder.
Radiation October 2004
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.
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.
Had TOMOTHERAPY without any known side affects
Expected January 2013 x 30 days.
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.
Only side effect to radiation therapy is loss of hair in my neck area, which is a poasitive as I did not need to shave my face for several months. Hair is slowly growing back, which tells me that laser hair removal is not permanent, so stop throwing your money away and keep waxing which I am sure is cheaper. How I know this? I have 2 daughters, LOL.
All of feb thirty days. Nausea and tired.
23 radiation sessions
I hear you're pretty pukey but thats about it. Oh and it melts your innards and body externally.
relapse cancer - radiation (June, 2011)
Zevlin. Horrible pain in my feet, very slow recovery, severe fatigue
luckily for me , i don't have to undergo radiation
Will Complete 20 rounds in July 2015
not part of treatment
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.
Radiation daily for 3 weeks ending 28/6/2012
None yet, though I get some if chemo doesn't kick it.
Yes, radiation on both sides, and I have had breast cancer on both sides.
Brain Tumor 25 years later.
radiation to left chest - side effects: feeling of a lump in my throat, fatigue
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.
no radiation or anything else just chemo
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
Will begin in three weeks as I di the implants on 11th Of Oct not sure what is next
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
Oct 12-Nov 2, 2015 chemo- xeloda- so far, no side effects
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
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)
Lymphedema & Fibrosis in left neck
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
Hoping to avoid.
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 November2014 slight weight loss, upset stomach 24 hours a day . Worse then chemotherapy
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.
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!!
Scheduled for radioactive iodine 5/6/15
4/28/09 - 150 mCi RAI
I took the Pill in November of 2013. I was on the low-iodine diet for ten days. I had an extremely hard time with the diet, and my neck was sore for a week after i took the pill.
Radioactive Iodine: July 2004
Not yet scheduled
7/20/10: Radioactive Iodine Therapy
RAI, 9/24/14, nausea (lots of it), slight headache, very loose bowels (too much info?)
Radioactive Iodine treatment a week before Christmas....NO real immediate side effects
RAI Scheduled for 12/15/2010
100 mCu I-131, Oct. 1, 2008. I-123 scans April 2009 and Oct. 2009.
Radioactive Iodine (RAI), 02/05/2009
6/25/14: Radioactive iodine (i-131), 146mCi. Side effects: nausea, swelling/pain in salivary glands, loss of appetite, loss of taste, metallic taste, dry mouth, burning mouth, fatigue. Long term side effects so far: salivary gland pain, intermittent dry mouth, cold sensitivity in teeth.
11/06 - Radioactive Iodine 105 McI 7/08 - Radioactive Iodine 158 Mcl - temporary blockage of saliva glands (3 & 5 months later)
RAI-131 Wednesday February 23, 2011 side effects...diarrhea metallic taste. Sweets taste good. Water tastes like a spoon...:(
RAI 2007, 2008, 2014
Radiactive Iodine - February 2007.
Rad 131 2 times
Getting prepared to start the I131 treament
December 12, 2012, no side effects
Doing this in January
October 30, 2008 radiation, confined to my room in quaratine for 3 days.
Dec 21, 2009
I-131 given on 8/30/2010
Not yet started...
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.
non so far she hasn't healed from surgery
started 9/13/2010-weekdays, mostly tiredness
brain damage, vision change and partial hearling loss
i had radiation of the brain and spine -> Damaged hair follicles, burnt skin, swelling. Chemotherapy and Chemo boosts -> foot drop, blood damaged
6000 rads over 6 weeks (200 rads/day M-F)
Just started radiation on 1/3/2011 Completed Radiation on 2/17/2011
6 weeks of Radiation. finished last treatment 6-28-2011
11/06-12/06 tolerated radiation and low dose of temodar quite well until the 4th week, then he became extremely fatigued.
August and September 2007, Hair loss at site, nausea, redness and burning at site. August 2009, Minimal Side Effects
right now 10 rounds on the one left in my brain, and the spots that the other 2 was removed from
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.
met the nicest people at the radiation dept.
6 weeks completed 1-19-09
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)
Alot of skin burning and pain associated with that.
Radiation - 6 weeks ends August 24th
Started radiation November 9, 2011 -6 week course - to early to see much reactions as yet
I started radiation therapy in late February 2010 and finished my six weeks of treatment in the beginning of April 2010. It made me incredibly weak and tired. I was also having a LOT of seizures during this time and they made the lethargy worse. My hair fell out where the radiation was focused. I could have sported an awesome mohawk but with my hair down or covered by a scarf people claimed they didn't notice. Two years later I'm still missing hair on the left side of my head. No ponytails for me but I'm getting laser hair growth treatments for free from my hairdresser. I also lost part of my left eyebrow but people say they don't notice it. (I think people lie to make me feel better about all of it.) Parts of my head felt hot and dry. The left side of my head still feels dry and itchy sometimes. I started losing hearing in my left ear in the summer of 2011. I can still hear from it. I'm not totally deaf, but when allergies are bad or I have a cold I hear like I have my finger stuck in my ear.
February-April 2013 lost hair, sore throat, skin burns
May 2002 6 weeks entire body radiation, first degree burns inside out, growth deficiency and hearing loss. Damaged hair follicles
2005- 30 days
Microradiosurgery done in Singapore. Given 30 Gys in 10 fractions. Started on April 15, 2009. Hair loss in some places.
33 sessions targeted computerized radiation with mask began September, 2006 Side effects: extreme fatigue, partial loss of hair, dry itchy scalp, burned scalp
5940cg craniospinal radiation. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. New York, NY. 33 treatments. Start date: 02/14/96. End date: 03/30/96.
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
To start 9/1/15
one very strong round of total body lymphathic radiation
What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
28 doses of radiation.
28 days of treatments / fatigue, nausea, lack of appetite, localized burns Jan-Mar '10 Next will be 4-5 months chemo through port
Radiation- 6 weeks, June 22-July 31, local skin irritation/hair loss,
Dec. 29, 2009- Feb. 5, 2010 Fatigue, sores on bottom, bone thinning in my sacral area
2/1/2010-3/11/2010 not bad, but tiring!
25 days of radiation before surgery. I had alot pain going to restroom in final days of radiation.
I had radiation therapy in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. The only side effects were fatigue and on one occasion, a bowel blockage (this was before the colostomy).
Pre-Surgery Radiation Therapy (in Linear accelerator) for 25 days from 27-Dec-2011 to 27-Jan-2012
No radiation ever.
Bart has undergone whole brain radiation. Brain tumor surgery via Gamma Knife.
5 weeks radiation August, 1984. severe illness and weight loss.
Radiation began in June 2008 for 25 sessions. Suffered anus hernias and a damaged tail bone. The hernias were treated with a sith bath and the tail bone recovered by March 2009. Minimal hair loss around the pelvic area.
Started radiation 6 weeks after the surgery. 5 1/2 half weeks of radiation M-F, combined with 1500mg of Xeloda twice daily M-F. Minimal side effects. I slowed down on walking due to fatigue, but not enough to interupt my normal life functions. Some diarreah during the 3-4 hours right after the radiation. No side effects related to the Xeloda.
Radiation started 6/27/11, 5 days a week for 6 weeks. I was very weak fatigue and nausea. Radiation was a very "grueling" experience.
28 days of RADS ,a small amount of weight loss.tired,raw butt
external, 5 days a week. Completed 9 of 28 treatments. So far so good... only side effect todate is fatigue.
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 - March - April 2011 for 5 weeks - 5 days a week Pain, hemerroids, vaginal pain, bladder infection
10/12/09 -11/20/09, 5 days a week for 5 weeks, 6th week went 2x a day. Bottom became very sore as the treatments progressed & bouts with diarrhea.
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.
Radiation for 28 days before surgery, totally demolished my skin at the bottom.
5 days a week, for six weeks in December 2006 and January 2007
i started with 28 treatments and have just over 10 left. i go mon thru fri 8am and have to drink enough liquids or else i feel sick. it hurts like hell i have radiation burns now and when i have to use restroom my insides are raw and i feel everything burn and stretch and a lot of times i sit there cursing and sometimes get tears.
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
Had external and internal (brachytherapy) radiation over a six week schedule. 28 external rounds and 5 internal rounds. Radiation was concurrent with chemotherapy (cisplatin) for 6 weeks once a week. Seriously fatigued for at least six months post treatment.
Weekly internal radiation Daily external radiation for six weeks
26 external radiations; 5 internal radiations (brachytherapy); No burning; diarrhea and intestinal cramping-relieved with levsin medication; longer term effects--pain and swelling in abdomen and lower back pain
radiation. Diareah my biggest hurt. IMMODIUM AD!! and vasaline
45 minute a session, 5 days a week-December 2008-February 2009 with a boost in June 2009. rectal pain, pelvic pain, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, fatigue, dizziness, funky taste in my mouth.
28 external and 3 internal radiation
Full radiation daily 6 weeks , 3 internal radiation treatments
Rather not discuss
02/2010 - 03/2010 28 external and 3 internal rad.
Doing Radiation concurrently with Chemo so I'm not exactly sure which side affects to attribute to which treatment. Very nauseated, shaky, dizzy, tender in the groin and abdomen area.
28 external radiation treatments 5 days a week, then 2 external radiation treatments with low dose cisplatiin. Side effects: pain, nausea, heartburn, fatigue.
started 1/6/09: fatigue and upset stomach, loose bowels
25 external radiation treatments over 5 weeks, three days of internal radiation with hospital stay.
August, Sept, and Oct radiation. Side effect is lymphedema in my left leg.
Internal and external radiation 5 days awesome for 20 minutes
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)
Start- 10-2-10 End- 12-17-10. Horrible diarreha, severe burning during urination and pain in both areas.
Nausea and fatigue, Extreme Vomiting, Neuropathy
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.
Tired. Nauseau. Diarrheia
Daily external radiation (tomotherapy?)for 10 weeks feeling depleted and vomiting
currently on external beam but will have two sessions of brachytherapy which I am dreading
I'll be having radiation and Chemo after surgery (Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! LOL)
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.
IMRT for 3.5 weeks Cone down IMRT for 2.5 weeks Itchiness and sore tumor site Bloating, gassy, cramping Fatigue April 7 to May 16
5 1/2 weeks of daily treatment, 28 doses to begin on Feb 20, 2012. 5040 gy. total.
28 days radiotherapy.
30 sessions started on March 3rd burns, pain, itching, tailbone pain, hip pain, extremely tired, sometimes a very spacey feeling. Dont know what that is, may be anxiety
started 8-4-09 ongoing
11/16/15 -- 6 weeks targeted radiation -- Side Effects started after 26 of 28 treatments -- Severe UTI (caused hospitalization), constipation, projectile vomitting (for 3 weeks), dehydration, radiation burns starting at 5 weeks - at their worse, 1 week after treatment
IMRT, 25 sessions, burning and swelling
skin down there fell off. over & over. friable skin that bleeds. No control over bowels..limited over bladder. skin that is tender...can't wear clothes. (no more underwear...except in public) Wear Oversize bottoms & boxers).
NO Radiation!! THANK GOD!
Began 1/23/2012; End date scheduled for 3/5/2012
Radiation daily for 6weeks. Burns, pain, bloody stools, infection which I was hospitalized for and complete melting of the skin in the genital area.
She has had 6 weeks (5 days a week) of radiation. She is done on 1/21.
31 treatments horrible burning and pain no appetite bad diarrea
Commencing Radiation 28th April
3rd degree burns on my butt and pubic area.
30 days of Radiation Therapy.
Radiation, 33 treatments. Began 1/30/12.
29 radiation treatments. Second degree burns beginning 3 rd of 6 week treatment. Dirarrhea also began around that time.
Scheduled for 28 rounds of radiation daily
7 weeks of radiation Monday-Friday beginning 1/18/10
Started Radiation Therapy 3/14/12 ended 4/30/12. Burned bottom and mouth sores during treatment, healed well after treatment. It is now 2 years since treatment started and I believe I am suffering from Pelvic Radiation Disease: Anal Bleeding, occasional (but getting more frequent) bowel incontinence, flemmy discharge with flatulence, frequent BMs. All of this started about 3 months ago.
Pelvic radiation; July - September 2006 Side effects became so severe required hospitalization during final week of treatment.
Its been a year since I have completed my treatment and I am still suffering from side effects of the radiation.
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).
20 radiation treatments from august through to sept.A bit of burning and very tired, mouth ulcers as well.
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
IRMT concurrent with Eributx for 6 weeks - this is when the real effects started kicking in. Massive burns inside mouth made eating impossible, burns on outside of neck, had feeding tube in stomach. All in all, lost 75 pounds. Still have constant dry mouth which makes sleeping impossible.
IMRT - 35 treatments over 7 weeks
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.
Radiation began on 8/31 with 35 treatments to follow.
IMRT 2009 for Tonsil Cancer (Right side) Second round IMRT 2012 (Left side)
I no longer have saliva, the taste of food is terrible. My thyroid is out of whack!
7 weeks IMRT starting march 5 2012
7 weeks (m-f) of radiation with one week off in the middle of treatment along with one day of chemo every week. Began treatment in Nov. 08
7 weeks of radiation m-f....after almost 5 years out; no saliva glands; still unable to eat certain foods; jaw issues; digestion problems...
Radiation started 7/11 - 35 days of treatment
Radiation 6600 to tonsilar bed 6000 to involved neck side 5000 to opposite neck side
Started radiation on Nov. 16th
start radiation on the 18th
Rad starts on Jan 20th, 2014 ends Feb 28th, 2014
Radiation therapy 35 sessions Aug-September 2010. Severe mucositis, external burns on neck, dry mouth, inability to swallow. 2011 Aspiration pneumonia January and February
Had it Twice: Once after the radical neck and again after the radical tonsilectomy
IMRT 33 sessions, ended 9/11/09
Started 7 weeks of radiation and 7 weeks of Erbitux on May 11,2009.
Radiation start date - 12/5/11 5x/wk. x 7 wks. Mouth sores, sore throat, hair loss on back of head - just a strip between the ears, cold all the time, more tired than normal
27 radiation treatments, ending on November 14, 2012. Total & complete loss of taste, followed by 7 weeks of mucousitis.
Yes - 27 daily treatments beginning 2-16-11
yes, 5x/week for 7 weeks...started on 5/19/09
Radiation in April, May, 2008...In general, I have been blessed! I have been very lucky to the extent that I dont have much saliva loss or other symptons. In 2010 I am currently having issues with radiation damage that include cramping in my neck muscles, difficultly maintaining my mouth opening and some slurring of my tongue. I am interested to know how others have dealt with these symptoms. In retrospect, I would have done more stretching exercises all along!!
30 Day ended 10/24/2011
3 radiation treatments so far have to have 7 weeks of radiation 5 days a week
33 radiations finished Oct. 6, 2008
1/8/13 to 2/18/13. IMRT/rapid arc with simultaneous integrated boost. Did ok up till 4th week. lost 20lbs. severe odynophagia and mucositis. had dobhoff feeding tube inserted on last day of treatment due to severe symtoms listed.
5 Days a week for 8 weeks
What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
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
28 external and 3 internal rad.
10/2009 - no side effects
25 cycles of daily external radiation. June-July 2011
March 2010 - April 2010 29 external and 3 internal rads. horrible burning, fatigue, diarhea, UTI
Nov-Dec 2014 - 25 days pelvic radiation + 4 x brachytherapy
July-Aug 2014; few side effects
Started Sep26 2011. Every weekday for 7 weeks. Last treatment (high dose) planned for 11/11/11.
Started 4 weeks after chemo. 25 external for 5 weeks. The only effects were bouts of dysentery and pain in the area treated, no skin problems. You feel worse toward the end of the week as it builds up. After #25 I had one internal treatment per week for three weeks. Radiation made me exhausted every day because it's such a grind. Talking to other patients you learn it's quite different for everyone.
5 sessions of High Dose Brachytherapy will be done between 3rd & 4th chemo sessions (mid-June).
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
five weeks external beam radiation April, 2011-May, 2011 In-Patient HDR interstitial Brachytherapy 6/13-6/16/2011 Extreme diarrhea causing 2 days of in-patient hospital stay constant Dehydration requiring many infusions
IMRT to Para Aortic Lymph Node May-June 2015. Mostly nausea, some diarrhea, fatigue.
November 2011-December 2011--25 days; long-term damage to bladder resulted in one week of hospitalization for blood clots, incontinence, extremely painful urination; serious bladder infection; low white blood cell count; burns on skin around hips and upper thighs; serious digestive problems; lost weight; 1 month after treatment had cytoscopy to confirm radiation cystitis; 6 months after treatment am taking Oxybutynin Chloride for ongoing bladder problems; felt pain in flanks during treatment, later problems with knees that come and go.
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.
I just completed 5-weeks of radiation therapy on January 11. Side effects included an annoyed bladder, loose stool, light fatigue.
recommended to start in July
I had several rounds of a newer internal radiation for 3 months following surgery. I felt great each time for the 1st day or two, then became very tired.
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.
No side effects
annoyed bowels, extreme fatigue
30 radiation treatments, five days a week for six weeks
August 14th 29 days and then 2 internal treatments. Side effects irritated skin, diarrhea, less energy.
5-6 weeks of radiation planned after chemo is completed
What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Radiation from November 2010 - January 2011. Radiation burns toward the end, low blood counts, and always tired.
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.
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.
Radiation everyday for 30 days in March 2012 - a little nauseous, but was monitored for this, so scaring - a breeze compared to Chemotherapy
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.
Still to be determined.
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
16/10/11- 36 treatments which turned into 42 treatments, side effects.... I got tired straight after, started to open back up my surgery scar, hard to walk, very painful towards the end!
Photon therapy 10/15 to 12/4/15
Radiation May 28/15 to July 2/15
December 2012-February 2013 Proton Beam Radiation, Massachusetts General Hospital
What Parotid Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Radiation. November-January (5 days a week for 6 weeks) Side effects: fatigue, metallic taste in my mouth, redness and swelling of face and neck, skin discoloration, dry mouth.
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
December 14, 2015
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.
I'm at #17 out of 35. Burning and dry mouth.
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.
April 22nd 2008 through June 4th 2008. It's hell. But you're in a blur of misery. A few months later your a better person, grateful for the blessings you have in life. Still working on regaining my saliva.
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.
Start date 12-29-14
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.
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
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.
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
Dry ,mouth, loss of taste , mental and physical fatigue.
60 Grays (Gy) of radiation
35 radiation treatments with a break for 10 days due to severe burns. Insisted on getting biafine. Cleared all burns in 3 days with no peeling.
Burns on right side of neck. Mouth and tongue sores. Thick mucus
Radiation to begin next week, 5 days a week. Began on 8/23/12.
30 radiation treatments completed on October 16. Still have pain and discomforts along neck dissection. Cannot eat solid foods and speaking is difficult. Excess salvia makes talking hard.
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.
28th July, 2015.
Low dose radiation therapy of 18 days duration.since it was given to the neck region after a week throat becomes dry and it pains while swallowing food followed by gastric and severe acidity.
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.
Radiation on interstitial mass in chest
What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
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