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.

6 months of radiation to the right chest wall extreme fatigue 1/05-4/05
not started yet
I opted for no radiation.
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."
1/31/2010 begin 33 radiation tx. pain and discomfort for weeks after
No radiation needed
3 weeks of daily radiation therapy ending 12 Dec 2014. Side effects -generalised red rash over right breast, mildly sore and mildly itchy at times - so far not responding to creams. Also fatigue by about 4pm most days. Both side effects have started since treatment finished.
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63 treatments, finished in June 2010.
36 treatments - September 08 until November 3, 2008. Skin redness, very mild peeling in some spots, tightness under arm.
Radiation kicked my butt. I'm tired enough to need regular naps during the week. Mild sunburn? Not likely....I've had a rash and blistering.
Radiation therapy started offically on feb 17th after the measurements and mold making. So far I have some burning going on since week 3 no more underwire bras for me and I have been having some fatigue. cannot wait for it to be over.I have also had a few pounds weight gain (2)not that I have been eating more but(I think)My activity level has decreased so much. So I will continue to use the Silvedine cream and 100% aloe and Hydrocortisone cream to assist in healing and I will have one helluva brozed/tanned Boob.
yes, 32 times, the 1st time and 32 time the second.
Starting June 29th 2010
Radiation October 2010, brachytherapy October 2012, radiation again February 2013 real bad burnt skin from last radiation
Radiation was started immediately after the chemo (at my insistence, I wanted it all to be over with). My blood count dropped so low, even my doctors didn't want to be around me! I went for 37 times. And now I can say that I have 9 (prison) tattoos.
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.
26 treatmenst
39 treatments... Half of Chemo was done first. "all" side effects possible...but not as bad as chemo.
five weeks radiation after chemo is done
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...was told on consultation for this that it would weaken my lung & esophagus & "may cause them to become cancerous!" Not for me!
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.
July 7/11 First appointment - followed by 25 treatments
Not doing radiation

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. Immediate side effect: permanent loss of my pubic hair. Do not gloss over seemingly trivial changes in appearance. How we look after treatment – the size of our genitals, the presence of pubic hair – has been part of a male's self-image since puberty.
Due to have in May 2014
Brachytherapy 10 yrs ago. Recurrence 2 years ago
External whole brain and focused
Declined
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.

Lung Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

2-18-20 to 3-10-20 no side effects
Radiation 6 weeks may June 2016. Esophagitis, chronic cough
Starting radiation with my second chemo on the 24th of august 2010
October 2008 Radiation. Max dose. She can never receive it again.
Will start this next week.
4-12-10 targeted therapy radiation
Ten whole-head treatments ending on 22 April 2010. Side Effects - loss of hair.
December 2004- Radiation to large tumor in lung. October 2005- Radiation to tumor in lung and spine. August 2008- Radiation to spine. May 2010- Full brain radiation.
Radiation everyday for 3 months very tired
October 2013-pnemonitis, fatigue
36 treatments...
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 :)
Mevatron radiation for brain on Nov 22, 2012
Weill have gamma Knife radiation to brain lesions
Once in my brian
Radiation started 10/10/07 and I go M-F once a day for 6 weeks
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.
9/12/08 gold seed marker placement-inferior right hepatic lobe 9/22-9/26/08 Cyberknife radiation for liver metastasis
Radiation to leg
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...
15 days of 30 treatments. Extreme nausea-vomiting ribs and back hurt from A:cancer B:radiation C:surgery D: all above
35 radiation treatments, some sore throat and trouble swalowing.
radiation starts on March 8th
35 treatments daily for 7 weeks 1998
starting the 3rd week of August 2013

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

Bunch of long words
Radiation daily for 3 weeks ending 28/6/2012
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.
Expected January 2013 x 30 days.
Apr 18 2018 skin rashes (itchy & redness), hot feeling, dry throat.
3 docs said yes, 3 docs said no, so I did not have radiation after chemo treatments proved decent
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.
Yes, radiation on both sides, and I have had breast cancer on both sides.
Radiation with Breast Surgery
not part of treatment
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.
Zevlin. Horrible pain in my feet, very slow recovery, severe fatigue
luckily for me , i don't have to undergo radiation
23 radiation sessions
I hear you're pretty pukey but thats about it. Oh and it melts your innards and body externally.
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
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.
no radiation
Had TOMOTHERAPY without any known side affects
None yet, though I get some if chemo doesn't kick it.
May 11th 2016 we decide to not have the external beam radiation recommended by our Oncologist.
23 rounds of radiation on my neck and shoulder.
4000 rads finished 3/2015. major burns now just weird tan
non yet
Will Complete 20 rounds in July 2015

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 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.
Radiation to start on Oct.25th for new tumor on 1st surgical bed thats not responding to other treatments..
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
Declined radiation on advice from second opinion from Dana Farber
Radiation followed first course of chemotherapy, and was given for 28 days in September 2010
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
Waiting to start
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.

Ovarian Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

No radiation done
None to date
Radiation is every two weeks for me. I suffer from extreme fatigue and almost like a sunburn on the area.
Radiation therapy to the abdominal/pelvic area; diarrhea, abdominal cramping
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
Radiation in 2003. A small bit of redness and burning of the skin.
august 09: radiation in my stomach, new tumor 6 cm
TBD, Feb 2016 - Brain
stay tuned....

Thyroid Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Radioactive iodine ablation therapy scheduled August 2015.
7/20/10: Radioactive Iodine Therapy
RAI Dec. 18, 2009, 154 mCi. Permanent damage to both parotid glands.
Ouch March 2009 Pain in my neck, face, and teeth
RAI-Radioactive Iodine Abalation on 9/8/2009-some activity noted in the thyroid area, but no where else.
RAI, 9/24/14, nausea (lots of it), slight headache, very loose bowels (too much info?)
11/06 - Radioactive Iodine 105 McI 7/08 - Radioactive Iodine 158 Mcl - temporary blockage of saliva glands (3 & 5 months later)
Radioactive Iodine treatment a week before Christmas....NO real immediate side effects
Radiactive Iodine - February 2007.
Not yet started...
Jan 13th 2012 first round of I-131 - Loss of taste buds, bad taste in my mouth, nausea, swollen glands, and sore throat.
nov,2010 300 units of radioactive iodine treatment
I completed RAI-131 in December 2009 and follow up scans until 2010. Follow up ultrasounds with lymph node mapping tests continue.
Not yet scheduled
Radioactive Iodine (52.1 mCi), 7/31/15
100 mCu I-131, Oct. 1, 2008. I-123 scans April 2009 and Oct. 2009.
RAI 150 mci in Jan/09 and a second round scheduled in 12/09
Radioactive Iodine Treatment 1/9/2017-1/27/2017
RAI in June. Ultasound last week (Feb. 2012) no side effects
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.
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.
Radiation, EBRT, 6 weeks, severe burns, permanent esophageal stricture requiring monthly dilation, necrosis of neck and trachea requiring reconstruction.
RAI-131 Wednesday February 23, 2011 side effects...diarrhea metallic taste. Sweets taste good. Water tastes like a spoon...:(
RAI Scheduled for 12/15/2010
Had Thyrogen injections on August 16th & 17th and then the RAI on August 18th. My face, neck and throat didn't start to hurt until a few weeks after the RAI. Now it seems with the cold weather my face hurts. Swollen salivary glands. Very tired all the time. Just completed my 6 month whole body scan and bloodwork for thyroglobulin...waiting on results.

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)
April thru May 28 treatments Fatigue burning sensation electricity feeling throwing up

Brain Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Microradiosurgery done in Singapore. Given 30 Gys in 10 fractions. Started on April 15, 2009. Hair loss in some places.
i had radiation of the brain and spine -> Damaged hair follicles, burnt skin, swelling. Chemotherapy and Chemo boosts -> foot drop, blood damaged
Alot of skin burning and pain associated with that.
6 weeks completed 1-19-09
started 9/13/2010-weekdays, mostly tiredness
Radiation - 6 weeks ends August 24th
Starting 1/21/13
Just started radiation on 1/3/2011 Completed Radiation on 2/17/2011
brain damage, vision change and partial hearling loss
every 5 days then off for two days for a period of 3 weeks. Loss of hair and VERY tired afterwards
Started radiation November 9, 2011 -6 week course - to early to see much reactions as yet
DATES: Jan06 - Mar06 Side Effects: Hair loss, metalic taste when receiving radition, nausea, sensitivity to sun
Radiation therapy from 04/06/2013 to 05/20/2013. I really did not have many side effects.
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.
slured speach dizziness and delirium
Nausea, Vomiting, Fever, Chills
5940cg craniospinal radiation. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. New York, NY. 33 treatments. Start date: 02/14/96. End date: 03/30/96.
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.
August and September 2007, Hair loss at site, nausea, redness and burning at site. August 2009, Minimal Side Effects
30 treatments in March/April 09 with headaches, loss of appetite, increased thirst, feeling of being hot
Radiation - 12/2009 - 2/2010. Very emotionally draining. Once got back from treatment had to take a nap.
Mom had radiation - only hair loss. Dad had radiation - trouble swallowing.
right now 10 rounds on the one left in my brain, and the spots that the other 2 was removed from
33 sessions targeted computerized radiation with mask began September, 2006 Side effects: extreme fatigue, partial loss of hair, dry itchy scalp, burned scalp
11/06-12/06 tolerated radiation and low dose of temodar quite well until the 4th week, then he became extremely fatigued.

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.

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
Daily treatments 08/10/2011 - 09/22/2011 Finished the treatment with little side effects. A few days of burning on urination but that was resolved. Tired the first few days after treatment ended but I increased my exercise routine and now I don't have any more fatigue.
PAIN!!!
Radiotherapy on the spine, section C7; May-June 2010, 16 sessions over two weeks, 5minutes each session. The first few days there were not much side-effects. Towards the end of the first week, the throat began to hurt, and there was increased difficulty in swallowing. The voice soon became raspy and coarse. The soreness of the throat and lost voice persisted for around 6-8weeks. There were increased phlegm and saliva production, which mum said tasted "chemical" and would spit out quickly. On the skin, a red rash began to show, and the doctor advised to avoid sunlight, as the rash will darken. Treatment with CyberKnife also carried out on the spine. Results are yet to be assessed, and the doctor said it will take around 3months to see any visibly reduction in the tumour.
Fatigue, a hot tush
Begining 1-18-11, 5 days a week, weekends off...
Started March 22nd, some pain in the rectum a lot of mucus, tired for 2-3 hours after treatment
5 days a week, for six weeks in December 2006 and January 2007
external, 5 days a week. Completed 9 of 28 treatments. So far so good... only side effect todate is fatigue.
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.
5 weeks of radiation and chemo. July 2007
April 19-May 26 Monday through Friday -blessed with very little side effects
Daily Radiation treatements (34)
no radiation
Radiation and 5FU started 1/25/2012 for 5weeks ending 2/24/2012.
None yet.
December 2013 - February 2014
Radiation- 12/23/13-02/05/2014- burns, pealing skin, PAINFULL bowl movements for 2 or 3 weeks
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...
After Chemo I will have four weeks of radiation with 5FU.
none required
Radiation for 28 days before surgery, totally demolished my skin at the bottom.
Sept. & Oct. 2005- every day for 5 weeks (except for Sat. and Sun.)
28 days after second surgery. Felt ok until the last week in which I was very tired.
destroyed illium

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.

25 external radiation treatments over 5 weeks, three days of internal radiation with hospital stay.
Weekly internal radiation Daily external radiation for six weeks
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.
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!!
Internal and External Radiaiton-2nd and 3rd degree burns on affected area-very painful
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.
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
External radiation from December 4 to January 15, internal radiation (brachytherapy) 5 treatments ending on February 5.
Radition in January 2014. Elasticity issues in vaginal area.
started 1/6/09: fatigue and upset stomach, loose bowels
25 external radiation treatments 2 internal radiation treatments
Six weeks of radiation five days a week. I had some burned skin from the radiation however it cleared up after about six months
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.
diarrohea and severe pain of the bowel and stomach cramps, off food for a few weeks
coming up
Targeted radiation five days a week for five weeks, beginning April 27, 2010. Fatigue; skin darkening; bowel irritation; queasiness; hair loss in radiated area (yay!).
Started external radiation on 2/4, to have 25 treatments; then 2 "internal" ones fatigue, but can't blame it all on radiation
August, Sept, and Oct radiation. Side effect is lymphedema in my left leg.
Daily external radiation (tomotherapy?)for 10 weeks feeling depleted and vomiting
Nausea and fatigue, Extreme Vomiting, Neuropathy
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.
I'll be having radiation and Chemo after surgery (Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! LOL)
IMRT started 7/7/08
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 5 days a week for 5 weeks,25 rounds. 5 rounds of high beam radiation. No adverse side effects, in fact no effects at all!

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.

7 weeks, 7 sites. I suffered severe burns to the groin/perineum (hyper response) Hospitalized for 2 weeks blood tranfusion, pain control and burn care. 2013- 2 weeks intensified beam radiation right lung hilar node region
28 rounds of radiation
31 sessions of IMRT began 03/27/17. Phase 1: 20 fractions; phase 2: 11 fractions
Pelvic radiation; July - September 2006 Side effects became so severe required hospitalization during final week of treatment.
Extreme internal and external anal burning particularly during bowel movement. Additionally, IMRT included pelvic radiation so I'm now working therapy for vaginal stenosis. Vaginal dryness is extreme.
30 sessions started on March 3rd burns, pain, itching, tailbone pain, hip pain, extremely tired, sometimes a very spacey feeling. Dont know what that is, may be anxiety
Burned, red skin wherever a bathing suit would be touching, painful bowel movements, bladder/urination irritation, uncontrollable diarrhea, itching, fatigue, anemia abating but still a bit of each 6 weeks out
finished on 7-5-2018. 31 days of radiation was brutal! I was offered a break with 7 treatments to go but choose to power through. the burns were terrible, but the itching messes with your sanity!
Some of the terms are slightly different. I have had Mitomycin in the first week plus 5FU, then just 5FU in the fifth week. I'm not sure what ER and a few others terms refer to, but will find out. The size of my tumour is 2cm by 2cm by 5cm, so I've selected something close to this. There appears to be a difference in opinion as to whether or not it has spread to my nodes in my groin and around my bowel area, as this did not show up in the PET. But the MRI did show swollen glands. The treatment is the same regardless, so I'm not too bothered by this lack of clarity at this stage. Medicine is an inexact science after all! I was going to take a break, but discussed it with my doctor. I'm in my last week of treatment now. He described three separate analysis of patients that had taken a week or two week break mid-cycle (same cancer, same cycle as mine). Two showed a marked difference in outcome between those who took a break and those that did not take a break. Overall (allowing for individual variation), those that took a break had a worse outcome than those who continued without a break. The third study that he conducted over a ten year period showed no difference between the two groups. However, I prefer the cautionary approach and am continuing to the end, with new painkillers and anti-nausea drugs and am doped to the gills to get me through!
Radiation in 2009 and 2015 (twice to lungs)
Pelvic area burns with open sores
Scheduled for 28 rounds of radiation daily
3rd degree burns on my butt and pubic area.
Radiation - 2012 - 36 applications - Extensive burning to squamous cell anal tumor.
30 treatments over 6 weeks, burnt skin in pelvic area
side effects; Burn at the radiation site, tiredness, pain.
NO Radiation!! THANK GOD!
IMRT & IGRT 28 days, beginning 6/26/13, painless red groin on day 22, given silver sulfadene mixed with Lidocaine, for great improvement. Painful BMs, with tiny abrasions in the anal area. Using Lidocaine jelly for relief and sulfadene. Internal radiation HDR(brachytherapy) for 6 treatments, commencing August 16, (3 times a week).
Start date 28 Jan 2013
9/15/16 - 10/31/16 six weeks IMRT, Monday thru Friday. Severe burns in the groin area, itching, extreme exhaustion, sphincter muscle weakness and sometimes severe diarrhea
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.
28 daily sessions
28 treatments total. swelling/pain/bleeding
Just finished 4th week of radiation. One more week to go. Biggest complaint is recital and vaginal itching. Some fatigue.
Burning, diarrhea and other minor things right now. Started radiation on August 26, 2014. Total 33 treatments

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.

29 treatments over 6 week period
Two weeks of radiation was fine. Fatigue.
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
Only needed for Esophageal Cancer. POST operative only. 6 weeks of daily radiation. Side effects included no hair growth in the area being eradiated daily, Metallic taste in the mouth, sore throat when swallowing. Dates: March and April of 2013

Tonsil Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

27 radiation treatments, ending on November 14, 2012. Total & complete loss of taste, followed by 7 weeks of mucousitis.
IMRT - loss of saliva, sore throat, thrush, sunburned neck, loss of taste, difficulty eating.
35 days of radiation to left side of neck only, from jaw down to collar bone to mid-line in front of neck.
35 daily Radiation Treatments, extreme sore throat at the 3rd week. My biggest challenge was phlem that collected in my throat, causing coughing, sleep deprivation, and breathing difficulties. Lost 32lbs and was put on a G tube and Narcotics as needed, which has been every 4 hours. Lost hair on the back of my head, but that is supposed to come back.
Seven weeks, 5 days a week radiation, 35 treatments. Dry mouth, loss of saliva, only lost hair on my neck which was a positive. Hated the mask
Radiation started 7/11 - 35 days of treatment
soon to start 7 wks of radiation therapy
30 days radiation
February 25 started 1 of 39 neck radiation. 28 full neck radiations and 11 right side (cancer side) radiation. Mucousitus at 3 weeks. Lost taste and salivary at week 2. Thrush at week 2. Feeding tube at week 3. Took 1 week off (week 5) due to throwing up for 7 days. Could not swallow very early and throat trashed way too early. Couldn't use Caphasol, "Magic Swizzle" numbing meds couldn't get down.
Started Treatment on May 24, 2011... last treatment July 12, 2011 ...mostly tired thru treatment, loss of saliva glands on left side, loss of taste buds
Unable to have any additional radiation with this new diagnosis.
External radiation 5 days/week.
6 cisplatin tx, one every Monday, running simultaneously with radiation tx of 27 sessions, all of which ended on 11/14/12. Tolerated chemo well, it was a mild dose. Had Cytoxan in 1991 at age of 32 for systemic lupus nephritis and felt much worse then which was amazing because I'm a lot older now. Radiation did not bother me until 3rd week, at which time I lost my sense of taste. By the end of tx's, I was 103 lbs., but never weighed more than 120 lbs. anyway (i'm 5'6" but very small boned). All in all tolerated ok; it was after tx that I ran into a problem with mucousitis. Yuck.
Radiation therapy started August 8th. IMRT 7 weeks 5 days a week.
Proton Therapy
Jan 21- trush, redness and swelling on tongue and mouth, fatigue
Should start 7/16/2012
IMRT November 2011 - January 2012
7 weeks (35 visits)
IMRT 2009 for Tonsil Cancer (Right side) Second round IMRT 2012 (Left side)
I'm supposed to have radiation after completion of 3 R-Chop chemotherapy treatments.
Radiation is anticipated to begin the second week in July. Treatment plan will include 35 radiation sessions over a period of 7 weeks.
33 treatments starting on November 21, 2011
35 Radiations, starting July 15, 2014
7 weeks IMRT starting march 5 2012

Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

Don't know yet...
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 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.
July-Aug 2014; few side effects
25 external and 3 internal radiation March - April 2011 horrible burning and pain.
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
Nov-Dec 2014 - 25 days pelvic radiation + 4 x brachytherapy
5 sessions of High Dose Brachytherapy will be done between 3rd & 4th chemo sessions (mid-June).
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
None required
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
No side effects
5-6 weeks of radiation planned after chemo is completed
annoyed bowels, extreme fatigue
Started radiation in mid-June 2009 - 25 treatments are planned
Started pelvic Aug 2, 2009 for 28 days. Finished with no side effects!
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
I just completed 5-weeks of radiation therapy on January 11. Side effects included an annoyed bladder, loose stool, light fatigue.
Bracytherapy 5 x's
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.
August 14th 29 days and then 2 internal treatments. Side effects irritated skin, diarrhea, less energy.
recommended to start in July
November 2011-December 2011--25 days; long-term damage to bladder resulted in one week of hospitalization for blood clots, incontinence, extremely painful urination; serious bladder infection; low white blood cell count; burns on skin around hips and upper thighs; serious digestive problems; lost weight; 1 month after treatment had cytoscopy to confirm radiation cystitis; 6 months after treatment am taking Oxybutynin Chloride for ongoing bladder problems; felt pain in flanks during treatment, later problems with knees that come and go.
I had several rounds of a newer internal radiation for 3 months following surgery. I felt great each time for the 1st day or two, then became very tired.
Nausea, Diarrhea

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
Start date 12-29-14
April - June 2009 Loss of Taste - most regained Loss of Saliva Production - some regained 35 Exposures Amifostine Injections to the Abdomin each day

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.
Will start proton radiation and Cisplatin chemotherapy in the next couple of weeks (Oct. 2021).

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!
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.
Received 5 weeks of localized radiation to the chest
radiation was brutal and side effects were phnuemonia
Radiation therapy to field covering the mediastinum and bilateral hilar areas - 180 cGy per day to a total of 1980 cGy over 11 fractions. Radiation to the para-aortic and lumbar fields - 180 cGy per day to a total of 1980 cGy over 11 fractions. (1/30-2/13/92). I had persisting problems with nausea and vomiting throughout much of the radiation but it was reasonably controlled with Phenergan.
Haven't started yet
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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