What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Started 11-07-11 --skin is burned, dimpled and itchy. Tumor site is hardened and sometimes gives pain. Fatigue is severe beginning in 3rd week. In 7th week skin begins to open and fatigue forces me to stop work for awhile and rest, rest, rest.
Radiation was the hardest for Kathy a lot of little pains and soreness.
Began Momocyte 5 immediately after the surgery but my breast was not big enough to tolerate it. then had 25 radiation treatments.
See Profile cardiomyopathy
6 1/2 weeks of radiation in August, 2008
To be determined
33 sessions in June - July 2010 at The Medical City, Philippines. Burn marks remain on my wife's chest from the sessions (although they have lightened with time).
Will follow surgery, whenever that will be decided
Don't start until mid-September.
None either time.
33 radiation treatments. tired
I had fatigue with radiation. Went on an alternate work schedule during treatment.
I will not be receiving radiation therapy
Radiation therapy went well --- got red and a little "crusty", but nothing compared to the effects of chemo. Tried to tell myself I was going to a spa daily for heat therapy. Never had any pain from radiation, but it was weird to see the change of skin color on my BACK from having gone right through me!
Haven't started yet.
36 days straight on the last few I had to be remarked because my skin was liquid. August 2004
12/20/10 - Radiation treatments begin. 31 treatments total; 5 boosts towards the end. No side effects. Used fresh aloe vera gel and the bottled one. Will complete rads first week of 2/11.
May of 2004; six weeks; breast raw for 1 week; I have alot of stiffness under my arm; I exercise it by swimming
Radiation to start within the next few weeks.
6 months of radiation to the right chest wall extreme fatigue 1/05-4/05
July 2013 , Weeping Burns
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.
Pending biopsy results. I may not need 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.
5 days of radiation Feb, 20-26 sore throat for 2 days tired
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 :)
October 2013-pnemonitis, fatigue
4-12-10 targeted therapy radiation
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.
15 days of 30 treatments. Extreme nausea-vomiting ribs and back hurt from A:cancer B:radiation C:surgery D: all above
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
Weill have gamma Knife radiation to brain lesions
single fraction radiation therapy to the pelvic bone for pallative care, Dec 2013, Vomiting
Ten whole-head treatments ending on 22 April 2010. Side Effects - loss of hair.
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.
October 2008 Radiation. Max dose. She can never receive it again.
Radiation to leg
Just started 4/22
starting the 3rd week of August 2013
Radiation 08/10 to 9/10. Side effects: soar throat, difficulty swallowing, and fatigue.
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.
Will start this next week.
35 treatments daily for 7 weeks 1998
35 radiation treatments, some sore throat and trouble swalowing.
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...
Radiation started 10/10/07 and I go M-F once a day for 6 weeks
Starting radiation with my second chemo on the 24th of august 2010
What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
No radiation on the table yet.
Radiation daily for 3 weeks ending 28/6/2012
Intensity modulated radiation therapy, June 7th- July 12th 2012.
Radiation October 2004
not part of treatment
relapse cancer - radiation (June, 2011)
I hear you're pretty pukey but thats about it. Oh and it melts your innards and body externally.
luckily for me , i don't have to undergo radiation
Expected January 2013 x 30 days.
All of feb thirty days. Nausea and tired.
Brain Tumor 25 years later.
May & June '10. Back burning.
23 radiation sessions
Yes, radiation on both sides, and I have had breast cancer on both sides.
Zevlin. Horrible pain in my feet, very slow recovery, severe fatigue
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.
radiation to left chest - side effects: feeling of a lump in my throat, fatigue
3 docs said yes, 3 docs said no, so I did not have radiation after chemo treatments proved decent
None yet, though I get some if chemo doesn't kick it.
23 rounds of radiation on my neck and shoulder.
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.
Bunch of long words
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
Palliative Radiation for bone metastases (20 Gy/5 fractions) Dec 2012 Metastron Feb 2013
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.
8/30/11: I recieved the I-123 scan. 9/2/11: I had I-131 treatment, which is a radioactive iodine pill that kills off the cancerous thyroid tissue. The only side effect that I expericenced was a temporary loss of taste.
RAI, 9/24/14, nausea (lots of it), slight headache, very loose bowels (too much info?)
Dec 21, 2009
Not yet scheduled
May 1, 2014
15-19 June 2009- First doses of RAI. Very dry mouth, metallic taste, overall weakness. 15-19 Dec 2009- First full body thyroid scan with thyrogen shots...not fun
RAI Scheduled for 12/15/2010
Radioactive iodine therapy Dec. 17, 2013. April 15, 2014
Radioactive Iodine therapy on 16th of July. Lost taste buds for about 4 weeks.
RAI-131 Wednesday February 23, 2011 side effects...diarrhea metallic taste. Sweets taste good. Water tastes like a spoon...:(
Soon to start high dose of Radioactive Iodine. Meet with doctor next week.
Doing this in January
RAI- extreme jaw, throat, and salivary gland swelling.
RAI Dec. 18, 2009, 154 mCi. Permanent damage to both parotid glands.
Ouch March 2009 Pain in my neck, face, and teeth
Radiation treatment to begin February 20, 2012. Two days of intramuscular shots then a pill of 50 micrograms. Currently on synthroid every day.
scheduled for RA on November 17
Radioactive Iodine: July 2004
I completed RAI-131 in December 2009 and follow up scans until 2010. Follow up ultrasounds with lymph node mapping tests continue.
RAI treatment - July 2011. No side effects.
Radioactive Iodine on August 2, 2010. I was very sick to my stomach for about 5 days.
RAI 2007, 2008, 2014
Radioactive Iodine (RAI), 02/05/2009
7/20/10: Radioactive Iodine Therapy
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.
Radiation started in the end of Feb. went 8 weeks of treatment-fatigue, hair loss in area of tumor, memory loss
non so far she hasn't healed from surgery
2005- 30 days
August and September 2007, Hair loss at site, nausea, redness and burning at site. August 2009, Minimal Side Effects
DATES: Jan06 - Mar06 Side Effects: Hair loss, metalic taste when receiving radition, nausea, sensitivity to sun
30 treatments in March/April 09 with headaches, loss of appetite, increased thirst, feeling of being hot
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.
11/06-12/06 tolerated radiation and low dose of temodar quite well until the 4th week, then he became extremely fatigued.
right now 10 rounds on the one left in my brain, and the spots that the other 2 was removed from
Mom had radiation - only hair loss. Dad had radiation - trouble swallowing.
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.
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)
33 sessions targeted computerized radiation with mask began September, 2006 Side effects: extreme fatigue, partial loss of hair, dry itchy scalp, burned scalp
Picking neuro-oncology now
6 weeks completed 1-19-09
5940cg craniospinal radiation. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. New York, NY. 33 treatments. Start date: 02/14/96. End date: 03/30/96.
Starts radiation 9/12/11
i had radiation of the brain and spine -> Damaged hair follicles, burnt skin, swelling. Chemotherapy and Chemo boosts -> foot drop, blood damaged
February-April 2013 lost hair, sore throat, skin burns
1/12/12 - begin daily radiation for 6-7 weeks.
met the nicest people at the radiation dept.
Radiation therapy from 04/06/2013 to 05/20/2013. I really did not have many side effects.
brain damage, vision change and partial hearling loss
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.
Radiation for 28 days before surgery, totally demolished my skin at the bottom.
Done. Exceeded my radiation quota. Started June 27th 2012, continues to August 7th. Side Effect thus far..(7.12.12) Mucousy stool, lessened stool bleeding.
Started March 22nd, some pain in the rectum a lot of mucus, tired for 2-3 hours after treatment
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).
Bart has undergone whole brain radiation. Brain tumor surgery via Gamma Knife.
25 days of radiation before surgery. I had alot pain going to restroom in final days of radiation.
10/15/09 - 1/6/10. Intense pain from December 09 through April 10.
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.
Severe radiation burns at the end of treatment.
I started readiation on christmas eve 2008. I felt a itching feeling in the area that had been treated but that was about it. As I have more treatments I will blog more info.
six weeks radiation; ending 7/12/10. This is my last week and i am having a very hard time eliminating. Feels like i am passing glass and i will see the doctor tomorrow to see if he can give me anything to make this any easier for my last five days.
25 radiation treatments in May/June 2009 Burning around stoma site, blisters and burning in my vagina. Still getting a random blister from the radiation. Made me extremely tired, and nauseated. I had chemo during radiation
No radiation ever.
Begining 1-18-11, 5 days a week, weekends off...
Radiation therapy 5 1/2 weeks. Started 7/12/2011. Radiation in combination with xeloda. Tired and weak. Low energy with uncontrolled diarrhea.
5 weeks 8/23/10 through 9/27/10 fine until third week. Began lots of anal and vaginal iching and bleeding for two weeks. I went to gynocologist because my vagina was so sore and bleeding that I could hardly walk. He gave me 2% lidocaine which helped in both areas. Had to urinate frequently from third week until about six weeks post radiation. Nausea I have very achy joints in my hip and upper legs area and my legs ache and throb still.
28 days of RADS ,a small amount of weight loss.tired,raw butt
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.
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
25 days of radiation. had to stop midway due to extreme diarrhea Finished treatment Wed 18,2009
Radiation - March - April 2011 for 5 weeks - 5 days a week Pain, hemerroids, vaginal pain, bladder infection
Radiation five days a week for five and a half weeks, with breaks due to low platelet counts and burns. Extremely painful bowel movements, severe skin irritation.
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.
Tired. Nauseau. Diarrheia
started 1/6/09: fatigue and upset stomach, loose bowels
Weekly internal radiation Daily external radiation for six weeks
7 weeks of external radiation 59 hours of internal radiation (brachtherapy) 4 weeks of chemotherapy (Cisplatin)
radiation. Diareah my biggest hurt. IMMODIUM AD!! and vasaline
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
menopause (there had to be some bonus!).
02/2010 - 03/2010 28 external and 3 internal rad.
Radiation Oct 07-Dec 07 5 weeks of daily external radiation, then 3 days of Brachytherapy in hospital. Burning in pelvic area, frequent loose stools (5-6 times a day) frequency and urgency with urination. Really bad fatigue, lasted a long time after. Oct 09 External radiation to vag 10x (2 weeks). burning in vag/urethra, pain on urination, radiation burns on outside of thighs (entry points) fatigue.
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.
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.
Rather not discuss
i felt like my insides were cooking, but i had great radiation doctors
25 external radiation treatments 2 internal radiation treatments
28 external and 3 internal radiation
August, Sept, and Oct radiation. Side effect is lymphedema in my left leg.
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!!)
Full radiation daily 6 weeks , 3 internal radiation treatments
Targeted radiation five days a week for five weeks, beginning April 27, 2010. Fatigue; skin darkening; bowel irritation; queasiness; hair loss in radiated area (yay!).
Started external radiation on 2/4, to have 25 treatments; then 2 "internal" ones fatigue, but can't blame it all on radiation
IMRT started 7/7/08
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.
Internal and external radiation 5 days awesome for 20 minutes
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.
Radiation Only. It appears to have been successful to knock out two lymph nodes. Yet, the Tumor never showed up in PET SCANS. The Dr's could feel it, a 1/4 inside opening - now, my Rectal Dr. says that it is just scar tissue. They are to take a biopsy Friday of areas the pain has spread to. But, I'm not sure what I should be asking for or expecting.
2/8/10 - 3/23/10. Severe burns to genital area, explosive diarrhea, lower intestinal problems, UTI.
Six weeks of radiation, loss of bowel control, skin redness, irritation and peeling, fatigue, increased urinary frequency and burning
Radiation, 33 treatments. Began 1/30/12.
Start date 28 Jan 2013
24 sessions of radiation starting 2/11/09 ending 3/14/09
30 treatments from Mar 15 thru Apr 26, 2011. Side effects were extreme fatigue, burning of the rectal area and groin, violent diarrhea, pelvic stiffness.
Pelvic radiation; July - September 2006 Side effects became so severe required hospitalization during final week of treatment.
3rd degree burns on my butt and pubic area.
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
They scheduled 31 radiation treatments, the last 6 were to be more directed. 23 was all I could handle. Treatments ended Sept. 28, 2013. Burning in area and during urination.
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.
2/09/10 daily except for weekends. 3rd degree burns/skin discoloration
30 treatments - Started 8/30/2010
IMRT- 32 doses...if you've done this, you know all the side effects...
Unknown - just starting out
Beginning 35 days of radiation on December 5th 2011
has not started yet
5 1/2 weeks of daily treatment, 28 doses to begin on Feb 20, 2012. 5040 gy. total.
28 treatments total. swelling/pain/bleeding
31 targeted treatments, 3/17-4/28/14
Radiation began 1/18 and will continue to 2/24/2012. Into third week of radiation with hardly any side effects- warm moist wipes easier on the bottom followed by aquaphor
Highest possible beam, 27 consecutive treatments
IMRT 30 rounds. Burns, peeling skin and extreme diarrhea.
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.
Starting end of March
Begin IMRT 9/10/13
Treatments began on April 4, 2011
starts Oct. 27, 2014
start radiation on the 18th
4 of 35 treatments so far, burning in back of throat, some difficult swallowing.
7 weeks IMRT starting march 5 2012
5 Days a week for 7 weeks
Oct 6 thru Nov 18 -5 times a week
Rad starts on Jan 20th, 2014 ends Feb 28th, 2014
Unable to have any additional radiation with this new diagnosis.
A course of 33 treatments from Jan thru March. Loss of taste buds; dry mouth; fatigue; sore throat; sticky saliva during radiation then gone now back again.
September 5 - 7 weeks
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.
April 5th, 2010 to May 18th, 2010 Worse thing I ever have been through just awful
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.
Should start 7/16/2012
Starting March 12 2009
6 cisplatin tx, one every Monday, running simultaneously with radiation tx of 27 sessions, all of which ended on 11/14/12. Tolerated chemo well, it was a mild dose. Had Cytoxan in 1991 at age of 32 for systemic lupus nephritis and felt much worse then which was amazing because I'm a lot older now. Radiation did not bother me until 3rd week, at which time I lost my sense of taste. By the end of tx's, I was 103 lbs., but never weighed more than 120 lbs. anyway (i'm 5'6" but very small boned). All in all tolerated ok; it was after tx that I ran into a problem with mucousitis. Yuck.
Started Treatment on May 24, 2011... last treatment July 12, 2011 ...mostly tired thru treatment, loss of saliva glands on left side, loss of taste buds
IMRT 2009 for Tonsil Cancer (Right side) Second round IMRT 2012 (Left side)
Six weeks radiation estimated to begin week of 9/10/12
Radiation therapy started August 8th. IMRT 7 weeks 5 days a week.
Started radiation on Nov. 16th
38 treatments, Burns, Mucus, Hocking, Weight Loss, No Taste, No Saliva
What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Haven't started yet. Need advice.
Radiation Tx for Vaginal Tumor - 4/20/09-5/5/09 (mom is fatigued, loss of appetite) Radiation Tx for Metastasis on Ribcage - 4/27/09-5/8/09 Mom developed a UTI that went unnoticed - doc said it was normal pain - this delayed her chemo tx.
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
28 external and 3 internal rad.
25 external and 3 internal radiation March - April 2011 horrible burning and pain.
5 sessions of High Dose Brachytherapy will be done between 3rd & 4th chemo sessions (mid-June).
25 cycles of daily external radiation. June-July 2011
Started radiation in mid-June 2009 - 25 treatments are planned
25 rounds external, 3 internal, starting in October, 2007, finished in November.
recommended to start in July
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.
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.
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.
Don't know yet...
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
July-Aug 2014; few side effects
About halfway through my 25 radiation treaments extreme exhaustion, and lack of control on bowels, which cleared up few weeks after radiation stopped.
March 2010 - April 2010 29 external and 3 internal rads. horrible burning, fatigue, diarhea, UTI
5-6 weeks of radiation planned after chemo is completed
annoyed bowels, extreme fatigue
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.
Started pelvic Aug 2, 2009 for 28 days. Finished with no side effects!
Started Sep26 2011. Every weekday for 7 weeks. Last treatment (high dose) planned for 11/11/11.
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.
Side affects were hideous.. She experienced a very deep painful burn on her neck.plus a percutaneous endoscopic (PEG)
Radiation on neck 5 days a week for five more weekws
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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