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What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
full breast may 2009 daily 20 minutes got bad at end red sore itchy hurt put lavender natural cream avalon I took spirilina to get rid of radiation i got reiki it helped
I did six weeks of radiation starting on October 26, 2005. What a whirlwind those months were!
To be determined
october 2008,, no side effects yet
End of March to mid May 2010. First 14 treatments were okay. From treatment 15 onwards, burning, and around day 20ish, had to use burn victim cream. Fatigue after chemo plus radiation treatments.
2001 - Radiation
July and August 2010. 25 days. No severe side effects.
No radiation, for they cleared margins in lympnodes and removed all. Radiation was in fact recommended.
30 treatments started 8.8.11 and finished 9.23.11. It looked like my left boob went to Tahiti without me .. only one small skin break. I was lucky. And tired. Couldn't have made it without a daily nap but I was also fighting the MRSA infection, so I'm not sure how much of my fatigue was the rad tmts.
No radiation needed
Yes 6.5 weeks worth. I had a bad burn.The fatigue was difficult.
Aug 29 for 4 weeks plus a day
Terrible fatigue, sleep sleep sleep a lot. Thristy and did not want to eat much and still do not. the chemo really changes things and it had been a long term effect for me.
No radiation...was told on consultation for this that it would weaken my lung & esophagus & "may cause them to become cancerous!" Not for me!
radiation on my back tumors and shoulder tumor
This may be in my future, but just chemo for now. When I go for chemo, I tell myself: "I am one day closer to remission and without this treatment, I don't have a chance."
Over 6 weeks--it was very sci-fi--but ok
yes, 32 times, the 1st time and 32 time the second.
33 rounds of radiation with boost, Feb-March 2010
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July 7/11 First appointment - followed by 25 treatments
Oct 2011 after chemo and lumpectomy
10 weeks of radiation...just exhausted.
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
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, Sep 20-Nov 8, 2011. Side effects: genital shrinkage and permanent loss of my pubic hair.
Due to have in May 2014
Brachytherapy 10 yrs ago. Recurrence 2 years ago
to my back, ten treatments, now i need to self catherize and have a blood clot in my entire right leg
February 2003. Side Effects - ED, Tiredness, fatigue, hot flushes, Radiation burns to anus and buttocks, rectal leaking and short term memory loss.
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
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 starts on March 8th
Radiation to leg
starting the 3rd week of August 2013
9/12/08 gold seed marker placement-inferior right hepatic lobe 9/22-9/26/08 Cyberknife radiation for liver metastasis
October 2013-pnemonitis, fatigue
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.
What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Will Complete 20 rounds in July 2015
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.
Had TOMOTHERAPY without any known side affects
luckily for me , i don't have to undergo radiation
May 11th 2016 we decide to not have the external beam radiation recommended by our Oncologist.
20 sessions of radiotherapy on my mediastinal mass which caused damage to my left lung and heart in May - June 2012. The side effect I had was tiredness.
23 rounds of radiation on my neck and shoulder.
Expected January 2013 x 30 days.
23 radiation sessions
Intensity modulated radiation therapy, June 7th- July 12th 2012.
4000 rads finished 3/2015. major burns now just weird tan
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.
Bunch of long words
I hear you're pretty pukey but thats about it. Oh and it melts your innards and body externally.
Radiation daily for 3 weeks ending 28/6/2012
not part of treatment
Zevlin. Horrible pain in my feet, very slow recovery, severe 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.
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.
Yes, radiation on both sides, and I have had breast cancer on both sides.
All of feb thirty days. Nausea and tired.
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
What Pancreas 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 2016 weight loss, pain, diminished appetite.
No. Maybe after chemo.
Radiation - Jan 2013-March 2013; Reported weight loss, nausea, some disorientation on dehydration.
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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
Fatigue nausea diarrhea dental problems severe digestion issues
august 09: radiation in my stomach, new tumor 6 cm
TBD, Feb 2016 - Brain
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Eight weeks after surgery I had to go in for a Radioactive iodine treatment. The hardest part of this was being away from my family for a week. In regards to side effects, I had some sores in my mouth and an upset stomach for a few weeks.
Radioactive iodine 131
I will begin within a month
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
7/20/10: Radioactive Iodine Therapy
Radio Active Iodine treatment scheduled for June 2012
Radiation treatment to begin February 20, 2012. Two days of intramuscular shots then a pill of 50 micrograms. Currently on synthroid every day.
11/06 - Radioactive Iodine 105 McI 7/08 - Radioactive Iodine 158 Mcl - temporary blockage of saliva glands (3 & 5 months later)
RAI-131 Wednesday February 23, 2011 side effects...diarrhea metallic taste. Sweets taste good. Water tastes like a spoon...:(
I completed RAI-131 in December 2009 and follow up scans until 2010. Follow up ultrasounds with lymph node mapping tests continue.
Radioactive Iodine treatment a week before Christmas....NO real immediate side effects
Proton Therapy test
Radioactive Iodine-131: 4/16/10 - 7 days total quarantine. Irritated lung tissue, scalp sores, dry mouth, nausea.
Radioactive Iodine therapy on 16th of July. Lost taste buds for about 4 weeks.
RAI Scheduled for 12/15/2010
RAI 131 May 2003, Feb 2005, June 2010 side effects: fatigue, brain fog, mouth dryness, dry skin achy joints especially hips.
RAI, 9/24/14, nausea (lots of it), slight headache, very loose bowels (too much info?)
Radioactive iodine ablation therapy scheduled August 2015.
May 1, 2014
Soon to start high dose of Radioactive Iodine. Meet with doctor next week.
RA-131 74.4 Mci on June 5th. Side effects included swelling of my throat and neck, headache, nausea and eventually really nasty taste in my mouth. June 12th - full body scan, results were good, and follow up on July 24th with blood work. August 2010 follow up blood work and neck ultrasound which still shows NED. Lasting side effect from RAI - Blocked saliva glands, jaw pain and constant headache. Saliva started improving in July 2010 - but still have the pain and headache.
Ouch March 2009 Pain in my neck, face, and teeth
Radioactive iodine therapy Dec. 17, 2013. April 15, 2014
Radioactive Iodine (RAI), 02/05/2009
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)
What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Started radiation November 9, 2011 -6 week course - to early to see much reactions as yet
Alot of skin burning and pain associated with that.
42 days of radiation. Lost my hair, fatique, nausea, headaches.
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.
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.
Radiation therapy from 04/06/2013 to 05/20/2013. I really did not have many side effects.
6 weeks of Radiation. finished last treatment 6-28-2011
IMRT - 7/18/16 - 8/25/16
Just started radiation on 1/3/2011 Completed Radiation on 2/17/2011
Radiation - 6 weeks ends August 24th
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)
5 minutes of radiation on my brain. February 2,2010
Mom had radiation - only hair loss. Dad had radiation - trouble swallowing.
1/12/12 - begin daily radiation for 6-7 weeks.
Nausea, Vomiting, Fever, Chills
30 treatments in March/April 09 with headaches, loss of appetite, increased thirst, feeling of being hot
right now 10 rounds on the one left in my brain, and the spots that the other 2 was removed from
every 5 days then off for two days for a period of 3 weeks. Loss of hair and VERY tired afterwards
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
5940cg craniospinal radiation. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. New York, NY. 33 treatments. Start date: 02/14/96. End date: 03/30/96.
started 9/13/2010-weekdays, mostly tiredness
33 sessions targeted computerized radiation with mask began September, 2006 Side effects: extreme fatigue, partial loss of hair, dry itchy scalp, burned scalp
i had radiation of the brain and spine -> Damaged hair follicles, burnt skin, swelling. Chemotherapy and Chemo boosts -> foot drop, blood damaged
What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
To start 9/1/15
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.
What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
10/15/09 - 1/6/10. Intense pain from December 09 through April 10.
5 weeks of radiation and chemo. July 2007
Radiation therapy for six weeks resulting in damage to bladder and intestines.
Started March 22nd, some pain in the rectum a lot of mucus, tired for 2-3 hours after treatment
5 days a week for 25 sessions; then 3 intense bouts. Started March 8th. Recently pain at site, diarrhea, cramping
my mom is seing her radiation onncologist august 31. That's when we are going to find out the date of her first treatment.
28 days of treatments / fatigue, nausea, lack of appetite, localized burns Jan-Mar '10 Next will be 4-5 months chemo through port
RADIATION 1/2/2012 WHICH LED TO A BLOCKED ILIAC ARTERY
Started October 28,2009 28 treatments M-F
Started Radiation on July 18,2016
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
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.
Bart has undergone whole brain radiation. Brain tumor surgery via Gamma Knife.
Begining 1-18-11, 5 days a week, weekends off...
After Chemo I will have four weeks of radiation with 5FU.
This was the worse part...skin peeled away and very sore.
12/06 to lower back, fatigue, 1/11 to brain and ribs, fatigue
December 2013 - February 2014
Radiation started Jan. 23 2012 28 sessions. Diarrhea and total burning of skin.
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.
Date? Radiation on the pelvic bone to reduce pain and slightly reduce tumor 10 doses of radiation slight burn & loss of hair, sever fatigue two weeks later 7/2/2014 microwave ablation right lobe of liver hospitalized due to the way the doctor went after tumor: collapsed lung, a lot of pain, several days in hospital, pain lasted 3 weeks
Fatigue, a hot tush
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.
For me radiation was a breeze..I had no side affects outside of hairloss in the treated area. I also had 2 internal rads which seem to last forever but I made it!!
started 1/6/09: fatigue and upset stomach, loose bowels
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.
26 external radiations; 5 internal radiations (brachytherapy); No burning; diarrhea and intestinal cramping-relieved with levsin medication; longer term effects--pain and swelling in abdomen and lower back pain
Just started Radiation, Monday Wed Fri for 10 wks Increased nausea!!!
Full radiation daily 6 weeks , 3 internal radiation treatments
Daily external radiation (tomotherapy?)for 10 weeks feeling depleted and vomiting
IMRT started 7/7/08
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
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!).
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)
Started external radiation on 2/4, to have 25 treatments; then 2 "internal" ones fatigue, but can't blame it all on radiation
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.
Weekly internal radiation Daily external radiation for six weeks
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.
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
Nausea and fatigue, Extreme Vomiting, Neuropathy
constipated then diarrhea symptoms like a bladder infection but 1000000 times worse tired
menopause (there had to be some bonus!).
25 external radiation treatments over 5 weeks, three days of internal radiation with hospital stay.
Internal and external radiation 5 days awesome for 20 minutes
currently on external beam but will have two sessions of brachytherapy which I am dreading
What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
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
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.
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
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
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."
Full-body radiation 2 times daily for 4 days. Dry mouth and ulcers in the throat and intestines.
What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Started 3/13/12 delay 4/9/12 for 3 days restart 4/12/12 Really tired...Feels like skin down there will never be the same
Had 4 months of daily Radiation treatments at Princess Margaret Hospital Radiation Department (aka: Darth Vader's Bathroom) in 2000
Radiation 9/23/15 uncontrollable diarrhea, severe burns, hair loss, pain in hips, now stiff
skin fell off. All my private skin fell off...(OUCH). Peeing without skin is no fun.. HUH! still cant wear clothes that bind...
Radiation in 2009 and 2015 (twice to lungs)
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.
6/25/2014 began radiation of anal mass and lymph nodes, 7 weeks 5 days a week ending 8/23/2014, severe genital burns and infection, diarrea, e-coli , abdominal pain due to radiation of intestines, enturitis. late effects, painful intercourse, unable to participate in intimacy with spouse due to pain, 12/6/2014 development of lymphodema of r foot , ankle and leg. ongoing treatment as of 12/31
Burning, extreme pain with bowel movements. My radiation treatments ended Augst 7th and I still have severe pain following bowel movements, requiring hydrocodone and Valium.
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
Radiation 23 days 6/20/11 - 7/23/11 scarring, lymphedema, hip osteopenia, vaginal atrophy
IMRT: May 18, 2009 to June 26, 2009 - 5 days a week
30 days of Radiation Therapy.
6 weeks over summer 2009 burned skin, menopause
5 weeks of daily radiation (Tomography) Did OK until end of treatment. Burns that made urination extremely painful.
Will be begin first week of November. Tentative treatment plan is 1 week of chemo & radiation, followed by 4-5 weeks of radiation, then a final week of chemo and radiation.
7 weeks of radiation Monday-Friday beginning 1/18/10
Radiation started August 3, 2009, last treatment September 18, 2009. Side effects included wicked burns--I was shooting fire & broken glass even when passing just gas-- which have mostly healed, and a fused vagina--surprise! Also, 3 months after the last radiation treatment, I have decreased range of motion and pain in my hips, can't cross my legs like I have always done. And listen to me--I've turned into a complainer.
IMRT 6 wks. 8/2013 through 9/26/2013
completed my first four days of radiation therapy, fine so far
Had 30 radiation treatments, starting on Dec. 22,2015, end date should have been Feb.4, had to take a week break at week 5 due to burns and dehydration issues.
6 weeks of radiation was prescribed. This was interrupted by a 5 night stay in the hospital. Side effects included horrible burns to the bikini area, inner and outer labia. It was especially bad during the last 2 weeks of treatment and for the week following. Drained my energy. Lasting effects so far have been pain and stiffness in the pelvic area, stenosis and low white blood count.
Scheduled for 28 rounds of radiation daily
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
What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
2002 45 mins a day, 5 days a week, for 6 weeks. Burns
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).
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.
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
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.
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
What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Begin IMRT 9/10/13
Radiation treatments 35, side effects severe like sunburn, sore throat, couldn't eat for months, swollowing very difficult. I'm going to loose my teeth decaying at a fast rate and nothing they can do for me. Dentures will be my next step and not sure if they will work with no saliva gland. Destroyed saliva glands, thyroid, and teeth.
Radiation started 7/11 - 35 days of treatment
yes, 5x/week for 7 weeks...started on 5/19/09
September 5 - 7 weeks
30 Day ended 10/24/2011
Scheduled 7 weeks IMRT start 3/19
Radiation 6600 to tonsilar bed 6000 to involved neck side 5000 to opposite neck side
I begin radiation February 20, 2012 for 6 weeks.
IMRT 37 treatments which began Jan 17, 2010. Still not sure how I got through it.
IMRT November 2011 - January 2012
6 weeks of radiation. Dry mouth, fatigue.
35 Radiations, starting July 15, 2014
External radiation 5 days/week.
darkened skin, swollen tongue, sore throat,a lot of saliva
Completed May 18, 2012
I no longer have saliva, the taste of food is terrible. My thyroid is out of whack!
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
Radiation start date 10/5/09, 35 days total, five days a week
8 weeks of radiation tx. until April 4, 2011. Bronzing (nice phrase for 2nd degree burns) of neck. N & V. wt loss. loss of job. loss of salivary glands and sense of taste (I miss chocolate)
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!!
Started on August 1o 2011 and end at September 5th 2011, starting my third week, so far some hair loss, partial loss of taste and dry mouth, no bad, fatigue,
4 of 35 treatments so far, burning in back of throat, some difficult swallowing.
Radiation began on 8/31 with 35 treatments to follow.
What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
10/2009 - no side effects
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
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.
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
5 sessions of High Dose Brachytherapy will be done between 3rd & 4th chemo sessions (mid-June).
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.
I just completed 5-weeks of radiation therapy on January 11. Side effects included an annoyed bladder, loose stool, light fatigue.
November 2011-December 2011--25 days; long-term damage to bladder resulted in one week of hospitalization for blood clots, incontinence, extremely painful urination; serious bladder infection; low white blood cell count; burns on skin around hips and upper thighs; serious digestive problems; lost weight; 1 month after treatment had cytoscopy to confirm radiation cystitis; 6 months after treatment am taking Oxybutynin Chloride for ongoing bladder problems; felt pain in flanks during treatment, later problems with knees that come and go.
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
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.
annoyed bowels, extreme fatigue
recommended to start in July
July-Aug 2014; few side effects
No side effects
IMRT to Para Aortic Lymph Node May-June 2015. Mostly nausea, some diarrhea, fatigue.
Started radiation in mid-June 2009 - 25 treatments are planned
5-6 weeks of radiation planned after chemo is completed
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
Haven't started yet. Need advice.
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.
Don't know yet...
Not good with dates...radiation for 6 weeks, 5 times a week for about an hour each day. Still can't eat much fruit, sometimes no fruit for days and days. This still happens, even after 4 years. Probiotics seem to help
25 external and 3 internal radiation March - April 2011 horrible burning and pain.
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
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
December 2012-February 2013 Proton Beam Radiation, Massachusetts General Hospital
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
Radiation from November 2010 - January 2011. Radiation burns toward the end, low blood counts, and always tired.
Radiation treatments started February 4 and end on March 23, 2011. My prescription is 66Gy over (7weeks) 33 treatments. Locally, the area being treated hurt pretty bad from being burnt to a crisp, but otherwise I still had lots of energy and I felt great.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Severe burns. Burn team called in to treat my face and neck. Thick ropey saliva, horrible mouth sores, feeding tube, trachea.
Radiation to begin next week, 5 days a week. Began on 8/23/12.
71/2 weeks of radiation therapy from April 2-May 28 2016.
Radiation not required
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.
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
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, Mon-Fri of TOMO radiation. At the end, severe burnt neck especially my right neck area. Severe sore throat.
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.
I will start radiation after the chemo ends!
28th July, 2015.
Low dose radiation therapy of 18 days duration.since it was given to the neck region after a week throat becomes dry and it pains while swallowing food followed by gastric and severe acidity.
No never had radiation.
I didn't have an side effects from the radiation!
Received 5 weeks of localized radiation to the 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
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.
I was supposed to receive cranial radiation, but my doctor didn't find it necessary since there were no blasts in my spinal fluid.
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.
iam a nice girl loking for man
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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