What are Radiation Therapies? List from Cancer Survivors

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Breast Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Radiation from end of January until March 17, 2011. I received three different radiation hits to my breast and one hit to the lymph nodes in my neck every day Monday through Friday. The radiation was fairly easy. The hardest part was having to go every single day. Once there, it took maybe 15 minutes to administer and a total time of being there about 30 minutes. Towards the end, my skin did start getting a big irritated and I started peeling a little bit. After radiation, I have discoloration still but the skin has healed. The only other side effects I did have during radiation is at some point, it became extremely difficult for me to swallow. It hurt so bad I had to spit out my own saliva as I could not swallow that. I had to take some white paste pill that dissolved in water for a few weeks in order to get food down.
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
having radiation now until september 21st
october 2008,, no side effects yet
Radiation treatments to chest & under arm for complete series - Summer 2001; absolutely worse burn I ever had in my life although it did eventually heal. Also had a complete hysterectomy operation while undergoing radiation treatments.
July 7/11 First appointment - followed by 25 treatments
No radiation...was told on consultation for this that it would weaken my lung & esophagus & "may cause them to become cancerous!" Not for me!
Mammosite 5 day 2 times a day, a little sun burn. Right Breast in 2006. Left this 2011. The Breast to be removed.
6 week daily course of radiation...September/October of 2008....side effects showed up later: exhaustion, dehydration, and eventually lymphedema as well as pneumonitis in right lung.
No radiation
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March - May 2004. 2nd degree burns and intense fatigue and sleepiness (no, those are NOT the same thing).
again, don't yet know
Started radiation Nov 26th. 30 treatments.
Jan. 4, 2007 Radiation Tatooing & positioning - 33 treatments (5 a week) Feb.23, 2007 - final treatment!
10/13 had radiation to T12 vertebrae as it was pushing on the fluid around my spinal cord. Side Effects: besides the usual fatigue from radiation I got Radiation Esophogitis. It was very painful for a few weeks when ever I swallowed anything, even water.
Radiation - 16 day Canadian short course
Pending biopsy results. I may not need radiation.
35 treatments for unrelated cancer in 2000 35 treatments for first bc diagnosis in 2005
fatigue started when my radiation ended. sleep tight. you will wake when your bodys says so.
Radiation for pain management only, not for reduction of tumor.
36 days straight on the last few I had to be remarked because my skin was liquid. August 2004
Sept-Oct. 07. 26 treatments went well. Yes tired but not too much. Glad it is over. Hardly any burning. Used Lubriderm cream all the time; that helped. UPDATE AUG/08. Enjoyed the summer sun but made sure to use SPF 50 so as not to burn.
I had my radiation for 38 days and I feel so tired most of the time.
Not started yet.

Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

NONE!!
3 months of conformal radiation at Tufts New England The radiation caused the bladder cancer and much irritation
brachytherapy sept 2015 urination difficulty after, subsided a week later with pills
I had 38 radiation treatments in 2016. It made me feel very fatigued and other painful side effects.
N/A Radiation poisons; cannabis cures.
None. Had surgery not worked I would have been put on radiotherapy but thankfully it was not needed.
Burning senceation when urinating May 2000 to July 2000
40 treatments in 2005. Difficulty holding bladder.
41 sessions to pelvis area and prostate, using Orbit Arc, some side effects; dizziness, burns, medications helped ease the process
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.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, 36 treatments, 2011. Side effects: permanent loss of my pubic hair.
Due to have in May 2014
Brachytherapy 10 yrs ago. Recurrence 2 years ago
External whole brain and focused
to my back, ten treatments, now i need to self catherize and have a blood clot in my entire right leg
Declined
February 2003. Side Effects - ED, Tiredness, fatigue, hot flushes, Radiation burns to anus and buttocks, rectal leaking and short term memory loss.

Lung Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

4-12-10 targeted therapy radiation
35 treatments daily for 7 weeks 1998
October 2008 Radiation. Max dose. She can never receive it again.
Weill have gamma Knife radiation to brain lesions
Radiation started 10/10/07 and I go M-F once a day for 6 weeks
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...
35 radiation treatments, some sore throat and trouble swalowing.
Starting radiation with my second chemo on the 24th of august 2010
Ten whole-head treatments ending on 22 April 2010. Side Effects - loss of hair.
Will start this next week.
15 days of 30 treatments. Extreme nausea-vomiting ribs and back hurt from A:cancer B:radiation C:surgery D: all above
36 treatments...
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.
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 :)
Radiation everyday for 3 months very tired
radiation starts on March 8th
Radiation to leg
Radiation 6 weeks may June 2016. Esophagitis, chronic cough
starting the 3rd week of August 2013
Proton radiation, right upper lobe, 2014 Upper left lobe, 2017, photon radiation
9/12/08 gold seed marker placement-inferior right hepatic lobe 9/22-9/26/08 Cyberknife radiation for liver metastasis
Once in my brian
October 2013-pnemonitis, 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.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

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.
no radiation
Zevlin. Horrible pain in my feet, very slow recovery, severe fatigue
23 rounds of radiation on my neck and shoulder.
3 docs said yes, 3 docs said no, so I did not have radiation after chemo treatments proved decent
All of feb thirty days. Nausea and tired.
Had TOMOTHERAPY without any known side affects
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.
Radiation daily for 3 weeks ending 28/6/2012
Yes, radiation on both sides, and I have had breast cancer on both sides.
luckily for me , i don't have to undergo radiation
Intensity modulated radiation therapy, June 7th- July 12th 2012.
None yet, though I get some if chemo doesn't kick it.
Bunch of long words
Recommended
I hear you're pretty pukey but thats about it. Oh and it melts your innards and body externally.
non yet
May 11th 2016 we decide to not have the external beam radiation recommended by our Oncologist.
Started radiation on brain Nov 2016 had just 5 sessios 'to clean up area' no side effects except for a little burnig at site which moisturiser healed
Expected January 2013 x 30 days.
23 radiation sessions
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.
Will Complete 20 rounds in July 2015
Radiation with Breast Surgery
not part of treatment

Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

I can't remember. Twenty sessions to neck after neck surgery, five treatments to brain after craniotomy.
Didn’t do Radiation they. Could not guarantee that the radiation would not enter my brain

Kidney Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

My husband had radiation at the site of his neck surgery.
no treatment yet?
No chemo no radiation
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

Pancreatic Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Pancreatic Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

will be starting after Christmas
Oct 12-Nov 2, 2015 chemo- xeloda- so far, no side effects
Every other day radiation
Mom chose not to do radiation
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..
Radiation was given at UPMC Shadyside after a bad bleeding episode. We were told radiation could stop the bleeding but with too much could make it worse.
Dec 15 to feb 1,2016 weight loss, pain, very poor appetite, and diminished short term memory,fatique
No. Maybe after chemo.
Radiation - Jan 2013-March 2013; Reported weight loss, nausea, some disorientation on dehydration.
Chemo/radiation from 8/11/16-9/20/16. Some nausea, diarrhea and fatigue
no radiation or anything else just chemo
Radiation Therapy June 2011 for 5 weeks
Radiation followed first course of chemotherapy, and was given for 28 days in September 2010
Declined radiation on advice from second opinion from Dana Farber
Radiation to liver and pancreas area 8/13/18-9/25/18
No radiation
VMAT for 10 days to relieve pain
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.

Oral Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Loss of taste, acute mucositis, loss of hair at back or neck, blistering of throat.
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.
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
Hoping to avoid.
25 treatments, 9 days in every 2 weeks - partial hair loss, starting 1st week in February this year, finishing March 18th
Tomotherapy
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
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
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!
Waiting to start
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.

Ovarian Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

No radiation done
None to date
Radiation therapy to the abdominal/pelvic area; diarrhea, abdominal cramping
Radiation is every two weeks for me. I suffer from extreme fatigue and almost like a sunburn on the area.
Radiation is new for me so Ill let you know as we get there
radiation on the neck damaged my salavia glands
Fatigue nausea diarrhea dental problems severe digestion issues
august 09: radiation in my stomach, new tumor 6 cm
Radiation in 2003. A small bit of redness and burning of the skin.
TBD, Feb 2016 - Brain
stay tuned....

Thyroid Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Not yet scheduled, but on the horizon.
Radioactive Iodine-dry mouth everything tasted like cardboard for over two months. Salivary gland infection.
RAI, 9/24/14, nausea (lots of it), slight headache, very loose bowels (too much info?)
Radiation, EBRT, 6 weeks, severe burns, permanent esophageal stricture requiring monthly dilation, necrosis of neck and trachea requiring reconstruction.
Radioactive Iodine-131: 4/16/10 - 7 days total quarantine. Irritated lung tissue, scalp sores, dry mouth, nausea.
Radioactive Iodine Treatment 1/9/2017-1/27/2017
Radioactive Iodine therapy on 16th of July. Lost taste buds for about 4 weeks.
I had 98 millicuries of I-131 on 12-10-2008. Being hypo was bad! I worked up until a week before the treatment which if I ever have to do it again I will take off work much earlier!! My sweet mom had to cook all my LID meals. I had to save my energy for work. The actual treatment was fine. I was only in the hospital in isolation for 24 hours. I drank lots of fluids and took many showers in order to get out fast!! haha
I will begin within a month
100 mCu I-131, Oct. 1, 2008. I-123 scans April 2009 and Oct. 2009.
Ouch March 2009 Pain in my neck, face, and teeth
Radioactive iodine ablation therapy scheduled August 2015.
Soon to start high dose of Radioactive Iodine. Meet with doctor next week.
Not yet started...
Radiation scheduled for June 30 in Dallas. Body Scan scheduled 2 weeks after radiation. Goal is the radiation will kill any cells remaining in my body.
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.
nov,2010 300 units of radioactive iodine treatment
RAI treatment - July 2011. No side effects.
I had a very soft tone voice for about 4 months after surgery.
RAI in June. Ultasound last week (Feb. 2012) no side effects
Radiation March 2010. Didn't work
35 RADIATION TREATMENTS IN 2011, DEVELOPED BLOOD CLOT IN THE LUNGS BEFORE MY 34TH TREATMENT.....
Jan 13th 2012 first round of I-131 - Loss of taste buds, bad taste in my mouth, nausea, swollen glands, and sore throat.
Getting prepared to start the I131 treament
RAI-Radioactive Iodine Abalation on 9/8/2009-some activity noted in the thyroid area, but no where else.

Stomach Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

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.
Doctor saids he want help.
Radiation began 6.21.13 - Extreme Tiredness, nausea, that is when he essentially stopped eating.
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)

Brain Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Mom had radiation - only hair loss. Dad had radiation - trouble swallowing.
DATES: Jan06 - Mar06 Side Effects: Hair loss, metalic taste when receiving radition, nausea, sensitivity to sun
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
1/12/12 - begin daily radiation for 6-7 weeks.
right now 10 rounds on the one left in my brain, and the spots that the other 2 was removed from
in midst of this now, won't know side effects for months afterwards, but believing in God that there will not be any!
42 days of radiation. Lost my hair, fatique, nausea, headaches.
August and September 2007, Hair loss at site, nausea, redness and burning at site. August 2009, Minimal Side Effects
Radiation therapy from 04/06/2013 to 05/20/2013. I really did not have many side effects.
6-08 IMRT, It made me tired!
Just started radiation on 1/3/2011 Completed Radiation on 2/17/2011
30 treatments in March/April 09 with headaches, loss of appetite, increased thirst, feeling of being hot
6 weeks of Radiation. finished last treatment 6-28-2011
6 weeks completed 1-19-09
Started radiation November 9, 2011 -6 week course - to early to see much reactions as yet
i had radiation of the brain and spine -> Damaged hair follicles, burnt skin, swelling. Chemotherapy and Chemo boosts -> foot drop, blood damaged
LINAC 6 WEEKS
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.
started 9/13/2010-weekdays, mostly tiredness
brain damage, vision change and partial hearling loss
Starting 1/21/13
Radiation - 6 weeks ends August 24th
5940cg craniospinal radiation. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. New York, NY. 33 treatments. Start date: 02/14/96. End date: 03/30/96.
IMRT - 7/18/16 - 8/25/16

Multiple Myeloma Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

To start 9/1/15
4/2010
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.
one very strong round of total body lymphathic radiation
November 2010. No side effects.

Colon and Rectal Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Radiation- 6 weeks, June 22-July 31, local skin irritation/hair loss,
no radiation
None and none
Up to this point none, but within the last 24 hours have had bowl movements every two hours. Have developed irritation of the anal area, very imflammed and severe buring sensation, bowel movements have become very painful due to the irritation.
Radiation- 12/23/13-02/05/2014- burns, pealing skin, PAINFULL bowl movements for 2 or 3 weeks
Started Radiation April 10th. She has 28 sessions. Week One. Fatigue Week Two. Cramps, bloating, occasional bloody discharge
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 of radiation every day except weekends. Wasn't bad but did get some raw places between my legs in the groin area and my butt crack was raw and sore for about 2 weeks after the treatments were over.
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
5 1/2 weeks radiation to rectum - very sore, red, tender, very tired.
5 days a week for 25 sessions; then 3 intense bouts. Started March 8th. Recently pain at site, diarrhea, cramping
November 1, 2006, 30 treatments M-F caused sever fatigue, cystisis and cramping
28 days of treatments / fatigue, nausea, lack of appetite, localized burns Jan-Mar '10 Next will be 4-5 months chemo through port
December 2013 - February 2014
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.
28 days of RADS ,a small amount of weight loss.tired,raw butt
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.
Radiation and 5FU started 1/25/2012 for 5weeks ending 2/24/2012.
28 doses of radiation.
Radiation for me became a time of meditation and a time to just lay back and picture my cancer cells being burned to a crisp (along with my bladder, vagina, uterus, ovaries, and anything else in there)...sometimes I cried during treatment and sometimes I just pretended it wasn't really me...I had the best team and although I hope to never have to deal with this treatment again I know where I will go without a doubt - Wellspring Oncology in St.Petersburg Florida. I had six weeks of daily (mon-fri) treatments starting Sept 8, 2008 and ending Oct.20, 2008. I had pretty bad "burns" all over my vaginal and rectal areas, pain in my butt (haha), and my bladder was affected (frequency, burning)...I still have no confirmation of the extent of damage to my womanly organs but will in a few weeks...
6 weeks of Radiation caused pelvis degeneration leading to significant and continuous back pain
10/13/14 - 11/26/14
No radiation, not worth the risks of making damage from surgery worse.
Radiation highbeam 25 treatments,9 months fu5 chemo lost hair for a year

Liver Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

Cervical Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

I have one more week of radition and i am done with my 6 weeks of treatment. The external radition treatments were a piece of cake. It took about 10 min 5 days a week. They dont' hurt and i never really had any side effcts until this week. A little burning and itching in the private areas but tolerable. The bad part was th internal radiation. I don't want to scare anyone but they do hurt somewhat. We are not talking the worst pain of your life but def uncomfortable. The first day is the worst and it gets better from there. The first day for me meant a cathedar in place, then something in the rectum, then the vaginal cylinder in place. I stayed like that for about an hour while they did the treatment planning. Then they did the treatment which lasted only 6 minutes. I did cry through it because having every hole plugged up is just not a natural thing girls! The second one went better. They only put the vaginal cylinder in and take a few xrays and then the 6 min treatment. Still unconfotable but muc easier. I have 2 more to go. They do offer you sediatives and mild pain pills, but i handled it without that stuff. But it is there if you request it.
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.
menopause (there had to be some bonus!).
Nausea and fatigue, Extreme Vomiting, Neuropathy
Weekly internal radiation Daily external radiation for six weeks
Just started Radiation, Monday Wed Fri for 10 wks Increased nausea!!!
I'll be having radiation and Chemo after surgery (Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! LOL)
25 external radiation treatments over 5 weeks, three days of internal radiation with hospital stay.
constipated then diarrhea symptoms like a bladder infection but 1000000 times worse tired
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.
25 external radiation treatments 2 internal radiation treatments
internal radiation is the worst thing in the world. i called it the lightning rod treatment
External radiation therapy: 04/12-04/18, 04/22-04/26, 04/29-05/03, 05/06-05/10, 05/13-05/17, 05/20-0524, 05/28-05/31, 06/03-06/07, 06/10/2019 Side effects: Fatigue, lower back pain, premature menopause, constipation, stomach aches.
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)
Five and a half weeks of radiation to treat my cancer recurrence. Feb 2017-April 2017, followed by five intense treatments of internal radiation.
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.
Daily external radiation (tomotherapy?)for 10 weeks feeling depleted and vomiting
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!).
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
diarrohea and severe pain of the bowel and stomach cramps, off food for a few weeks
IMRT started 7/7/08
Radiation side effects were just becoming exausted. I was pretty healthy until I got cancer, never had any health issues and never had to take any medication before.
Internal and external radiation 5 days awesome for 20 minutes
fatigue, constant nausea, uncontrollable bowels, diahrea from hell!, dehydration. A couple of blisters on my hiney. The good news: the bleeding stopped after the second radiation treatment. Brachytherapy, 4 sessions, was interrupted for a blood transfusion for critical low blood cell counts.
currently on external beam but will have two sessions of brachytherapy which I am dreading

Larynx Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Radiation. 32 sessions 22 May - 5 July 2017.
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.
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

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Recieved 4 days of fullbody radiation for the Bone Marrow Transplant. I actually didn't feel too bad but the fatigue was huge.
Treatment for osteosarcoma, three years ago.
Dec 21,2012
No radiation so far. Thank God!!
Total Body Irradiation, June 2012. Side effects: vomiting, ovarian failure (now on hormone replacement therapy)
January 2010. Nausea. Later/cataracts. General weakness

Testicular Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

had no treatment

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Never had any
Weakness, fatigue
Vomiting Sleepy
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."
I had fully body radiation twice a day for three consecutive days pre-transplant. The only side effect I had was tiredness.
Full-body radiation 2 times daily for 4 days. Dry mouth and ulcers in the throat and intestines.

Anal Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Half way through now!
28 treatments IMRT by end of 2nd week burning, itching, diarrhea last treatment 12/6/2010
IMRT radiation therapy for a total of 7 weeks. The extra week was because of the size of my tumor (8 cm). I had to take a break after 5 1/2 weeks and was in the hospital for 11 days due to uncontrollable watery diarrhea, neutropenia, and burns from the radiation. I finished up the remaining days of radiation after I got out of the hospital.
Radiation for 30 days ending on Dec 15, 2013. Burned skin - open wounds
52-54 gray over 30 - 35 days starting on Dec 6, 2010... Had second week of chemo starting on my birthday, Jan 3rd, 2011. Cummulative effect of chemo and radiation made side effects of extremely painful bowel movements, constipation, diarrhea and fatigue unbearable. So radiation treatment was stopped for about 10 days. Resumed on an alternating day schedule until completion first week of February. I thought it would never end... then I thought I would never start to improve. In both cases I was wrong.
33 Radiation treatments with a 2 week break due to severe burning before finishing up the last 5.
radiation I did for 6 weeks 5 days a week an 2 of those weeks I hads chemo as well an that made it hard cause I got really sick both times
30 days Oct 2018-Nov 2018 burns, painful urination, BM's
30 sessions starting 23 March 2015 3D Intensity-modulated radiation therapy Week 1 & 2 - no real side effects Week 3 - some tiredness and slight soreness Week 4 - start of burn pains, increased need to irritate and frequent painful BMs Week 5 - burns becoming very uncomfortable, agony going to the loo Week 6 - ouch and ouch some more
Daily radiation: Side effects: burns, burns, burns, vomiting, fatigue, hair loss and loss of appetite
started 8-4-09 ongoing
targeted pelvic radiation, horrible side effects such as burns, radiation cystitis, and severe vaginal infections (vaginal infections may be due to chemo as well), vaginal scarring (about half vagina scarred)
December 14th, 2009 - January 21st, 2010. Mon - Fri for 6 weeks. Side effects: Abdominal pain, loose bowel movements, extreme skin irritation (skin peeling, burning, raw)of the anus, vagina and upper-inner thighs. This was especially severe during the last couple of weeks of treatment and for a week or so post-treatment.
IMRT for 28 treatments starting Jan 4th finished on Feb. 23rd 2010. With one 10 day stop after 24th treatment due to burns.
6 weeks. Severe external burns pelvic region, labia, rectum, vulva, inguinal thighs, gluteal cleft.
25 treatments with vaginal dilator. 9/25/17-10/30/17. Fatigue, burns on thighs, in vagina. Extreme pain on moving bowels. Diarrhea . Minor mouth sores instantly relieved by Rx mouthwash. Greatly decreased appetite. Weight loss of approximately 30 pounds. Lost about half the hair on my head; all of the hair on my pubis.
Unknown - just starting out
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.
Day 1: March 24, 2014
30 treatments over 6 weeks, burnt skin in pelvic area
June 15-August 6 2015
7 weeks of radiation Monday-Friday beginning 1/18/10
Start date 28 Jan 2013
Big infected hole in butt after radiation
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

Vulva Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Vulva Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

1/4/17-2/15/18 external radiation (30) 2/26-2/28 brachytherapy (internal radiation)

Bone Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

2002 45 mins a day, 5 days a week, for 6 weeks. Burns
Resistant

Eye and Orbit Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Eye and Orbit Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

20 radiation treatments from august through to sept.A bit of burning and very tired, mouth ulcers as well.
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).

Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Radiation Therapies

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.

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

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.
33 radiation treatments, July 6-Aug 19
radiation therapy ending 5/29/12
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
Started radiation on 11/4/13 after 6 weeks on induction chemo
Radiation given from January to April 20 Side effects: loss of saliva, vomiting, weakness, dehydration, esophagus shrinkage
35 days of head radiation, dramatic weight loss, burned skin, mouth and throat, had peg tub placed.

Esophagus Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Two weeks of radiation was fine. Fatigue.
29 treatments over 6 week period
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.
37 sessions, sore throat, leathery skin, itchy skin
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
radiation from 11/1/97 to 12/15/97
Surgery: June 28, 2015.
Radiation therapy for 2 weeks in 12/2016

Tonsil Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

after 10 treatments I developed a sore throat and sores in my mouth. My tongue feels as if it was on fire.
6 weeks of radiation. Dry mouth, fatigue.
yes, 5x/week for 7 weeks...started on 5/19/09
Started 7 weeks of radiation and 7 weeks of Erbitux on May 11,2009.
7 weeks (35 visits)
Yes - 27 daily treatments beginning 2-16-11
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
Starting March 12 2009
Start date 10/28/08
In process of getting everything set up.
IMRT 2009 for Tonsil Cancer (Right side) Second round IMRT 2012 (Left side)
For details see my posting.
30 days radiation
1st one today 26-April-2010 so far so good but I know whats coming. A tad of anxiety at fist bolt down of goalie mask to table to treatment ....not sure why but got a scrip for a happy pill seeing as how I will have this 5 days a week for 6-7 weeks. Radiation was tough lost ability to swallow. had to learn to swallow from scratch not fun was on the tube for feeding for about two months post treatment, pain pills a little tough to kick weird dreams and stuff remember to take your stool softeners when you take your pain meds..........just one thing you don't need to add to your list of things to worry about if you know what I mean. 18 Months out now can eat alot of things now mouth still doesnt open like it did no big burgers or sandwhiches stilll keeping off the 60 pounds I wanted to lose of the 80 i took off 20 put back on for kicks lost too much. Taste is still screwed sweet still gone chocolate well forget that, acidy stuff, tomatoes, spicy stuff, just gone so Ive learned to eat a new way swallowing is still an adventure throat is much narrower for food and even pills, so have to be careful about everything still. But hey Im still here so the rest is worth it. Its not easy its not fun but its life after cancer every day is better than the day before and not as good as the next day so keep going after all your still around and thats why we fight to begin with. Any questions at all drop me a line
Radiation start date 10/5/09, 35 days total, five days a week
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
Scheduled 7 weeks IMRT start 3/19
first three weeks we're a breeze until we hit 4th week. she felt nauseous, blisters in her throat,mouth,and then when we hit the 5th week her skin broke open on the outside. from the bottom of her ears, to her chest. this is from june til july 9th 08
I no longer have saliva, the taste of food is terrible. My thyroid is out of whack!
I will start radiation on Monday, October 19th, Monday through Friday for seven weeks.
35 sessions Sore mouth,painful eating drinking, neck rash Weight loss
Should start 7/16/2012
Jan 21- trush, redness and swelling on tongue and mouth, fatigue
35 Radiation treatments January 14th through March 8th 2013

Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

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.
recommended to start in July
5 sessions of High Dose Brachytherapy will be done between 3rd & 4th chemo sessions (mid-June).
25 external and 3 internal radiation March - April 2011 horrible burning and pain.
Haven't started yet. Need advice.
Nausea, Diarrhea
initially told not need 7/6/09 told raDIATION WILL BE NEEDED WHEN I HEAL FROM MY SECOND SURGERY..MY SURGEON NEVER CHECKED THE NODES WHEN HE DID HYSTERECTOMY I HAD TO FIND A NEW SURGEON AND HAVE LYMPHN NODE REMOVAL 8/6/09 27 NODES REMOVED NO CANCER
Started radiation in mid-June 2009 - 25 treatments are planned
Bracytherapy 5 x's
July-Aug 2014; few side effects
10/2009 - no side effects
5-6 weeks of radiation planned after chemo is completed
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.
None required
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.
IMRT to Para Aortic Lymph Node May-June 2015. Mostly nausea, some diarrhea, fatigue.
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
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.
Started pelvic Aug 2, 2009 for 28 days. Finished with no side effects!
August 14th 29 days and then 2 internal treatments. Side effects irritated skin, diarrhea, less energy.
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.
Don't know yet...
No side effects
Nov-Dec 2014 - 25 days pelvic radiation + 4 x brachytherapy
brachy UGH UGH UGH!!! Not the most pleasant experience for sure!! 4 treatments and side effects to look forward to vaginal stenosis... so far no side effects 2 down 2 to go

Sarcoma Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Radiation (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy)
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.
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
02/2011-03/2011
Radiation May 28/15 to July 2/15
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.
I start exact radiation on 6-19-2012 for 6 weeks
July, august 2016 blistering, pain
25 session of Radio Therapy started on 16th May and finished on 20th June. Very little side effects, slight redness in the skin near the end of the course of Radio Therapy
December 2012-February 2013 Proton Beam Radiation, Massachusetts General Hospital
Radiation from November 2010 - January 2011. Radiation burns toward the end, low blood counts, and always tired.
Leg-2013 Whole lung (chest cavity)-2016 Brain-2017
July 24, 2017 begin radiation
Radiation is not a proven treatment for this type of cancer
IMRT started 22 AUG 2017
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.
Proton radiation
Had radiation for one month. Had stroke a year afterwards.
35 visits 3rd degree burn lower right side of meck
Yes at Mayo in Rochester, MN. 90% blockage in main artery of left leg. Calf cramps when I walk. Toes tingle
25 treatments; minor hyperpigmentation towards the end, but very minimal side effects
Radiation everyday for 30 days in March 2012 - a little nauseous, but was monitored for this, so scaring - a breeze compared to Chemotherapy

Parotid Cancer Radiation Therapies

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.
December 14, 2015
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
Radiation 4/04 on breast. Burned skin Radiation 9/12 on spine. Relieved pain in spine Radiation 11/12 on hip. Relieved pain in hip

Skin Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

could have had radiation but chose Mohs surgery

Throat Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

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.
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.
Radiation therapy due to start approximately 6 weeks after surgery, September 2016
IMRT. 35 sessions. Receiving daily. Sores in the mouth began appearing by session 10, but tautness of the palate was felt by session 5. Dryness in the mouth had become quite noticable by the second week, but Biotene and similar products helped with that. Gels, oral rinses, throat numbbng spray used as a gargle all helped. Propel and similar water products made swallowing easier.
I think 35 doses of radiation. Long term side effects: dry mouth, hypothyroidism, labile blood pressure (which resulted in an aneurysm on my ascending aorta), lots of cavities, and possibly sleep apnea (I don't know if this was before or after cancer, but was diagnosed afterwards).
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.
Radiation for 33 times
TOMO Radiation started Feb 23, 35 treatments that are Mon-Fri until April 12th.
1 month
Weight loss and saliva
Due to having a bit of tumor left, I am waiting to find out if I will need radiotherapy.
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.
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.
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
Start date 12-29-14

Tongue Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Side affects were hideous.. She experienced a very deep painful burn on her neck.plus a percutaneous endoscopic (PEG)
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
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.
6 weeks
Severe burns. Burn team called in to treat my face and neck. Thick ropey saliva, horrible mouth sores, feeding tube, trachea.
71/2 weeks of radiation therapy from April 2-May 28 2016.
Radiation to begin next week, 5 days a week. Began on 8/23/12.
30 sections of radiotherapy to mouth / tongue area. Was fixed to the table using a mask and a device to keep my tongue in position. Planning started Late Match 2010, treatment started April 2010 for 6 weeks on weekdays. Significant difficulty eating and drinking. Longer term fatigue persistent for around 4 years post treatment.
Radiation for 6 weeks while having chemo weekly. Thin saliva is gone but thick salvia remains. Got lymphadema massage to improve flexibility.
I haven't swallowed since 11/09 I live on a feed tube. Rads burnt my esophagus and recently stole my voice. To date, my jaw is deteriorating and I await Jaw replacement surgery. Aside from these life changing experienceside, I am grateful to be alive. I live and breathe for my family
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.
July 6 Radiation and 1st Chemo begins
Cause mouth to "burn up" somewhat, painful, sores
No salivary function from radiation 18 years ago is every life managing.
Sept 10,2018 ; four rounds of palliative radiation therapy to cure mouth bleeding during his first chemotherapy session
Too many side effects to list.
the list goes on and on. it is a conversation. not a bullet point Radiation is the gift that since 2009 has never stopped giving. A mixed blessing? Scarring, inablity to swallow much, overproduction of saliva - to an embarassing extent. Radiation 2007
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.
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.
Seven weeks Jan 4 thru Feb 19, 2010 Mon-Fri of TOMO radiation. At the end, severe burnt neck especially my right neck area. Severe sore throat.

Nose Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Radiation side effects included loss of taste, trouble chewing, sore gums and teeth

Ear Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Ear Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Proton Therapy test

Jaw Cancer Radiation Therapies

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.

Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

nausea
I will start radiation after the chemo ends!
28th July, 2015.
No radioation
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.
No never had radiation.
I didn't have an side effects from the radiation!
Received 5 weeks of localized radiation to the chest
Six weeks of External beam Radiation to mediastinum and neck following six months of ABVD Chemotherapy. Side effects: sore and swollen throat caused inability to swallow and eat, radiation burns to skin on neck and chest.
radiation was brutal and side effects were phnuemonia
Haven't started yet
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.
Radiation in July 2008. I was very fortunate and blessed not to have any side effects from radiation.
Declined IFRT radiation therapy

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Radiation and Proton therapy, summer 2015, eyes/head; mental side effects, memory loss, hair loss, weight loss.
June 28, 2010-June 31, 2010 - IBR - twice a day for 15-20 minutes a session.

Bile Duct Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

iam a nice girl loking for man
None yet.
16 weeks chemo

Leukemia Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

No Radiation, Chemotherapy or any medical treatment was used during entire course of cancer
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