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What are Radiation Therapies? List from Cancer Survivors.

Breast Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Don't start until mid-September.
I officially start radiation tomorrow. I do like my Radiation Oncologist. He is pretty cool.
Completed 8 weeks of radiation therapy on 9-13-06. Minor fatigueness in the afternoons.
Still to come
I will not be receiving radiation therapy
Not commenced
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.
No radiation...was told on consultation for this that it would weaken my lung & esophagus & "may cause them to become cancerous!" Not for me!
Brachy radiation treatment (multi-catheter).
Radiation - May 26 - June 26 2008 - knocked me out almost as soon as it began because I have fibromyalgia, which worsens the effects of radiation (e.g. the fatigue one normally would feel at the end of treatment) immediately. After the first 3 days of treatment during the week, I slept for nearly 20 hours my first weekend off. But, being the stubborn, willful, determined and focused creature I am (one that refused to let cancer own me...no, no dears, I was and AM in control of this ship known as my body), I went to work part-time throughout the 4 weeks that I went through it. Determined to be myself and still live my life – not the one cancer dictated - I drove to NYC every morning (hour and a half commute) and worked until 1 p.m. so that I could leave early for my afternoon appointment. After treatment however, even though I managed to drive home I was a zombie. I couldn’t focus on anything, nor could I sleep. Most of the time I just sat and blankly stared at my computer screen, virtually unable to think clearly. I did suffer from memory loss throughout the 4 weeks of radiation I had, which I attributed to a more exaggerated version of the brain fog fibromyalgia sufferers experience. I frequently forgot what I was saying when I was conversing with friends, which was very unusual for me as I have a very detail-focused mind and pay attention to what others say. At work I nearly collapsed from exhaustion at the end of the 3rd week of radiation and was forced to take time off to get through what would be my last but most critical week of treatment.
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."
2001 - Radiation
have not had yet until thru with chemo, then 35 treatments will follow
Aug 29 for 4 weeks plus a day
I got my first tattoo for radiation. It was the 3 dots for alignment.
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
Hated it so much. Had radition for 31 sessions. Side effects: subclincal hypothyroidism, and my left breast is hard.
10/07 to 11/27/07 33 days Fatigue
Radiation - 16 day Canadian short course
6 1/2 weeks of radiation in August, 2008
December 2008 after second relapse: red, itchy skin, diarrhea
Yes. 25 treatments.
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.
33 sessions, 28 regular and 5 boost started 6 weeks after surgery. Terrible simulation - poorly handled by techs. I didn't fit in the molds, probably because I am 4'10". I did NOT have terrible burning because I found RadiaplexRx on the Internet and my doctor agreed to write me a Rx. I slathered it on four times a day.
fatigue started when my radiation ended. sleep tight. you will wake when your bodys says so.

Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

The 39 trip to Radiation treatments were pretty anticlimactic. Thank god my job worked with me and let me leave early each day. Can't imagine if they didn't worked with me. I was lucky there! Never had any pain from the treatment and very little if any side affects. They is nothing to be worried about in this treatment as far as I'm concerned.
I had 38 radiation treatments in 2016. It made me feel very fatigued and other painful side effects.
Burning senceation when urinating May 2000 to July 2000
N/A Radiation poisons; cannabis cures.
to my back, ten treatments, now i need to self catherize and have a blood clot in my entire right leg
40 treatments in 2005. Difficulty holding bladder.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, 36 treatments, Sep 20-Nov 8, 2011. Side effects: temporary GI and bladder/urinary irritation, genital shrinkage and permanent loss of my pubic hair.
February 2003. Side Effects - ED, Tiredness, fatigue, hot flushes, Radiation burns to anus and buttocks, rectal leaking and short term memory loss.
Hd 9 weeks of IGRT, five days per week except July 4. Took about five minutes per day. It took a couple of weeks to get used to drinking a lot of water on the way to the treatment facility. At first, I couldn't differentiate between the signal to urinate or to defecate. I learned to just sit down on the toilet like a baby and that fixed that. They had really good instant brew coffee at the facility, so I'd have that - my first coffee of the day, around 10:00 A.M. Once, this caused a bowel movement while I was driving home. After that, I remained at the center to move my bowels and then drove home. I went to the gym and tried to lift some light weights around my upper body and that went OK. Right up to the last day, it was a challenge to get out of bed and go to the treatment. I don't know where or how I found the strength to stick with it. It doesn't hurt. I acclimatized to the way my body adjusted to what was going on. But it just took some kind of undefined, inner push to keep going. I was never a big eater but PCA and IGRT left me very uninterested in food. I think I "caused" my cancer, maybe by something I ate, or did wrong, last year. Treatment ended about four months ago.
Due to have in May 2014
NONE!!
Brachytherapy 10 yrs ago. Recurrence 2 years ago
3 months of conformal radiation at Tufts New England The radiation caused the bladder cancer and much irritation
Nuclear Oncology 41 treatments 11/08 no side effects
41 sessions to pelvis area and prostate, using Orbit Arc, some side effects; dizziness, burns, medications helped ease the process
brachytherapy sept 2015 urination difficulty after, subsided a week later with pills
None. Had surgery not worked I would have been put on radiotherapy but thankfully it was not needed.

Lung Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Mevatron radiation for brain on Nov 22, 2012
36 treatments...
Just started 4/22
single fraction radiation therapy to the pelvic bone for pallative care, Dec 2013, Vomiting
October 2008 Radiation. Max dose. She can never receive it again.
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.
starting the 3rd week of August 2013
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...
Pelvis (aug '07) radiation to area possibly weakened femur in hip area - Fell Jan '10 and broke left hip - surgery to pin hip Jan '10 Left Adrinal Gland Area Sept '09 - Side effects - damaged about 1/2 of left kidney and about 1/3 of pancreas Lymph node in the lower middle back May '10 Left Lung and lymph node in left arm pit May '10 side Effects -fatigue
10 brain treatments 9/16/09 to 9/29/09. 5 treatments targeted at mass in top of right femur 9/21/09 to 9/25/09.
15 days of 30 treatments. Extreme nausea-vomiting ribs and back hurt from A:cancer B:radiation C:surgery D: all above
Radiation 08/10 to 9/10. Side effects: soar throat, difficulty swallowing, and fatigue.
9/12/08 gold seed marker placement-inferior right hepatic lobe 9/22-9/26/08 Cyberknife radiation for liver metastasis
Dont know
Weill have gamma Knife radiation to brain lesions
35 radiation treatments, some sore throat and trouble swalowing.
35 treatments daily for 7 weeks 1998
Ten whole-head treatments ending on 22 April 2010. Side Effects - loss of hair.
radiation starts on March 8th
Radiation to leg
4-12-10 targeted therapy radiation
5 days of radiation Feb, 20-26 sore throat for 2 days tired
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.
Radiation for 3 weeks . Burned ears & head. Blew pieces of his hair in the wind.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

May & June '10. Back burning.
I hear you're pretty pukey but thats about it. Oh and it melts your innards and body externally.
All of feb thirty days. Nausea and tired.
December 2013 - this is my second diagnosis of lymphoma. The first was last year and I had successful radiation treatment from Sept-Dec 2012 in my neck. By March 2014 all was well but I had a red eye. After 4 months of seeing my GP service (pretty useless I'm afraid) my wife insisted I see an eye specialist; as soon as I did I was diagnosed with a "residual" lymphoma in my eyes on August 30th 2013. Residual is good - it means it has not metastised, it was apparently "left over" from the last lymphoma in my neck. In October I had a CT scan that showed I was clear in all my other lymph glands - so that was good. So I had to have radiotherapy in both eyes. I'm going to keep this next bit short otherwise I could spend ages on telling you what I was told by the technicians, nurses, doctors and consultants about the technical processes they were about to treat me with. But it has all been good. Today I am writing this because, after 6 weeks of discomfort and 1 week of "superficial" radiotherapy (which never feels superficial!) and 1.5 weeks to go, for the first time, my eye doesn't hurt; it's hot inside but not scratchy. I have a good store of saline solution which is bliss when you use it….but then you need more and more, like a drug. Today I have not had to use it at all, it's 9pm UK time and 10 hours since my radiotherapy session this morning. Usually I'm in bed after spending 6-7 hours in pain with an eye patch on. I do expect the effects to get worse but all I can say today is that IT WORKS!! The basis of my optimism is that the radiation kills the cancer…..and I can happily live with the side effects because I am alive to experience them. Take heart.
no radiation
May 11th 2016 we decide to not have the external beam radiation recommended by our Oncologist.
Expected January 2013 x 30 days.
Zevlin. Horrible pain in my feet, very slow recovery, severe fatigue
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.
Brain Tumor 25 years later.
None yet, though I get some if chemo doesn't kick it.
Radiation October 2004
June 30th 2009, forgot how much the dose was, it was everyday for the whole two months. Side effects: burned skin, loss of appetite, hair loss, sore throat, gastric pain.
Will Complete 20 rounds in July 2015
23 radiation sessions
No radiation on the table yet.
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.
non yet
Radiation daily for 3 weeks ending 28/6/2012
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
Yes, radiation on both sides, and I have had breast cancer on both sides.
3 docs said yes, 3 docs said no, so I did not have radiation after chemo treatments proved decent
Intensity modulated radiation therapy, June 7th- July 12th 2012.

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?
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

Pancreas Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

no radiation or anything else just chemo
Radiation Therapy June 2011 for 5 weeks
Radiation - Jan 2013-March 2013; Reported weight loss, nausea, some disorientation on dehydration.
N/A would not help his type of cancer
Radiation - 6/14/10 to 7/22/10 Monday through Friday: Had some bad mornings starting about halfway through, but always seemed to feel better after his treatment. At night, the upset stomach side effects would kick in.
Radiation followed first course of chemotherapy, and was given for 28 days in September 2010
No radiation
will be starting after Christmas
Will begin in three weeks as I di the implants on 11th Of Oct not sure what is next
Radiation to start on Oct.25th for new tumor on 1st surgical bed thats not responding to other treatments..
Every other day radiation
Radiation once a day Monday - Friday for 5 weeks along with the 5-FU pack.
Mom chose not to do radiation
Xeloda Jan 2008-May 2008
Oct 12-Nov 2, 2015 chemo- xeloda- so far, no side effects

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.
33 IMRT Start date 3/18/2011. Mouth sores ( treating with Manuka honey ) stiffness in operated areas, fatigue, some hairloss in zapped area - so far not too bad... No burns yet. No taste.. Ugh!
25 treatments, 9 days in every 2 weeks - partial hair loss, starting 1st week in February this year, finishing March 18th
6/3/2013-7/17/2013
35 Rads Mid - 5 days a week for 7 weeks. started July 2008 - OK at first - Got weaker- drove myself first couple of weeks- lost good judgment- totaled my car- wife drove me after that...got down to an old man's shuffle at the end.
37 radiation treatments from late Sept to the end of November of 2007. Side effects all my saliva gland were destroyed. I can't hardly eat anythin because I have no saliva. swallowing is hard. I also have a different voice now. People call me sir all the time. And I stay tired still. Nerves are shot and now taking anti- depressants
No radiation
21days, 2 per day starting in August. Side Effects: Currently, have no saliva glands working, have only 50% of my taste buds working, have no beard below my lower lip and in a circle to include the back of the neck.
35 IMRT treatments Dates: starting late August and ending November 11, 2011. Side Effects include; Dry mouth especially at night weak weight loss and muscle atrophy loss of appetite (food just tastes bad period) Mucus in mouth during the day
Lymphedema & Fibrosis in left neck
72 gy of radiation (before the advent of IMRT)
Tomotherapy
June 2009. not many, all related to not being able to swallow without pain. Important to get help, magic mouth wash, pain meds. Liquid diet essential
Hoping to avoid.

Ovarian Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Radiation of right breast 1/3-16, 2013
Radiation is every two weeks for me. I suffer from extreme fatigue and almost like a sunburn on the area.
Jan - Feb.2011 pelvic rad. ( for bone mets - palliative )
Fatigue nausea diarrhea dental problems severe digestion issues
stay tuned....
low dose whole abdominal radiation + pelvic boost
No radiation done
TBD, Feb 2016 - Brain
Not applicable
None to date
Radiation is new for me so Ill let you know as we get there
Radiation November2014 slight weight loss, upset stomach 24 hours a day . Worse then chemotherapy
Radiation therapy to the abdominal/pelvic area; diarrhea, abdominal cramping
august 09: radiation in my stomach, new tumor 6 cm
pelvic rad. for bone mets January 2011

Thyroid Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Radioactive Iodine-131: 4/16/10 - 7 days total quarantine. Irritated lung tissue, scalp sores, dry mouth, nausea.
Scheduled for radioactive iodine 5/6/15
Not yet scheduled, but on the horizon.
Radioactive Iodine 94mci, 2005
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.
RAI-131 Wednesday February 23, 2011 side effects...diarrhea metallic taste. Sweets taste good. Water tastes like a spoon...:(
Rad 131 2 times
Radioactive iodine 131
Radio Active Iodine treatment scheduled for June 2012
RAI treatment- Still waiting on date.
Radioactive iodine ablation therapy scheduled August 2015.
RAI Scheduled for 12/15/2010
Radioactive Iodine (52.1 mCi), 7/31/15
4/28/09 - 150 mCi RAI
RAI July 7. 2014. A little nausea and some loss of taste. Still waiting for that to return.
Radioactive Iodine on August 2, 2010. I was very sick to my stomach for about 5 days.
6/25/14: Radioactive iodine (i-131), 146mCi. Side effects: nausea, swelling/pain in salivary glands, loss of appetite, loss of taste, metallic taste, dry mouth, burning mouth, fatigue. Long term side effects so far: salivary gland pain, intermittent dry mouth, cold sensitivity in teeth.
I-131 treatment, Sept 2010. Had 4 days in isolation, felt quite nauseous initially with relatively mild neck pain, and then tiredness for 7-8 weeks following. Am now experiencing vaginal bleeding for past 8 weeks, starting about 2 weeks after treatment, although its difficult to know if this is related to the I-131, or whether it is related to thyroxine levels. Am concerned over long term side effects, particularly fertility as we have not yet had a family and would like one!!
15-19 June 2009- First doses of RAI. Very dry mouth, metallic taste, overall weakness. 15-19 Dec 2009- First full body thyroid scan with thyrogen shots...not fun
I took the Pill in November of 2013. I was on the low-iodine diet for ten days. I had an extremely hard time with the diet, and my neck was sore for a week after i took the pill.
scheduled for RA on November 17
Getting prepared to start the I131 treament
4 rounds of I-131, roughly 500 millicuries each time: 1. May 2005; 2. December 2005; 3. December 2007; 4. December 2009
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.

Stomach Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Radiation began 6.21.13 - Extreme Tiredness, nausea, that is when he essentially stopped eating.
Left skull base October'09. Dehydration, hair loss, weight loss, ringing in ears with a pressure that felt as though ears were going to explode. Blisters on ears both inside and out and raw peeling facial skin. January '10 another round of 15 treatments on pelvic area and spine. Unable to walk, numbness of entire lower body and left leg. Effects still going on to left side of body. Feet freeze like they are always in a vat of ice. They are very heavy feeling as though they are being dragged. Hole through the center of back. I assume this is where the radiation burned thru the body.
Will begin after chemo
Doctor saids he want help.
radiation 1989 - ignorance is bliss....I didn't find the treatment too bad, maybe 'cos I'm able to block out the "what if" questions (or as my wife prefers to put it, I am too stupid to get worried)

Brain Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

every 5 days then off for two days for a period of 3 weeks. Loss of hair and VERY tired afterwards
5 minutes of radiation on my brain. February 2,2010
2005- 30 days
6 weeks completed 1-19-09
May 2002 6 weeks entire body radiation, first degree burns inside out, growth deficiency and hearing loss. Damaged hair follicles
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
brain damage, vision change and partial hearling loss
August and September 2007, Hair loss at site, nausea, redness and burning at site. August 2009, Minimal Side Effects
Picking neuro-oncology now
6-08 IMRT, It made me tired!
Radiation - 6 weeks ends August 24th
February-April 2013 lost hair, sore throat, skin burns
6 weeks of radiation - hair loss - tired.
Radiation
started 9/13/2010-weekdays, mostly tiredness
Mom had radiation - only hair loss. Dad had radiation - trouble swallowing.
6 weeks of Radiation. finished last treatment 6-28-2011
42 days of radiation. Lost my hair, fatique, nausea, headaches.
Alot of skin burning and pain associated with that.
i had radiation of the brain and spine -> Damaged hair follicles, burnt skin, swelling. Chemotherapy and Chemo boosts -> foot drop, blood damaged
5940cg craniospinal radiation. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. New York, NY. 33 treatments. Start date: 02/14/96. End date: 03/30/96.
1/12/12 - begin daily radiation for 6-7 weeks.
Radiation started in the end of Feb. went 8 weeks of treatment-fatigue, hair loss in area of tumor, memory loss
6000 rads over 6 weeks (200 rads/day M-F)

Multiple Myeloma Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

November 2010. No side effects.
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.
12 treatments to shrink the sacrum tumor 1/29 to 2/29 side effects none
To start 9/1/15
one very strong round of total body lymphathic radiation

Colon and Rectal Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

28 days of Radiation b4 surgery 11/12 - 12/12. I had some diarrhea and rectal burning but not to bad.
Radiation therapy 5 1/2 weeks. Started 7/12/2011. Radiation in combination with xeloda. Tired and weak. Low energy with uncontrolled diarrhea.
not yet, but it is coming~
25 days of radiation before surgery. I had alot pain going to restroom in final days of radiation.
Radiation
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.
Radiation and 5FU started 1/25/2012 for 5weeks ending 2/24/2012.
Bad Burns from radiation (37 treatments). Low energy..or should we say NO energy!
5 1/2 weeks radiation to rectum - very sore, red, tender, very tired.
radiation for 5 weeks (On his third week)
No radiation ever.
25 sessions, last one will be on March 10th--actually i have 3 more after March 10th. next wave of chemo will start after i have port surgery. (June 2010 sometime)
April 19-May 26 Monday through Friday -blessed with very little side effects
I had 15 treatments of radiation which were a little hard on the system. It took me about 10 days before I started to feel better however it did shrink the tumour and alleviated the pain. I was finally able to sit without experiencing pain.
November 1, 2006, 30 treatments M-F caused sever fatigue, cystisis and cramping
This was the worse part...skin peeled away and very sore.
Up to this point none, but within the last 24 hours have had bowl movements every two hours. Have developed irritation of the anal area, very imflammed and severe buring sensation, bowel movements have become very painful due to the irritation.
Fatigue, a hot tush
5 weeks radiation August, 1984. severe illness and weight loss.
my mom is seing her radiation onncologist august 31. That's when we are going to find out the date of her first treatment.
Begining 1-18-11, 5 days a week, weekends off...
5 weeks of radiation and chemo. July 2007
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.
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.

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)
internal radiation is the worst thing in the world. i called it the lightning rod treatment
28 external and 5 internal rad.
25 external radiation treatments 2 internal radiation treatments
Started external radiation on 2/4, to have 25 treatments; then 2 "internal" ones fatigue, but can't blame it all on radiation
Just started Radiation, Monday Wed Fri for 10 wks Increased nausea!!!
28 external and 3 internal radiation
25 external radiation treatments over 5 weeks, three days of internal radiation with hospital stay.
Started 6/03/09 finished 7/15/09 ... 28 days IMRT pelvic radiation. Side effect- too many to list, skin burns, constant extreme diahrrea, urinary burning, hair loss in radiation area, nausea and vomiting... TIRED (unlike anything I've ever known!!)
I had 30 tomotherapy radiations 5 days a week from June until August. The side effects were fatigue and nausea.
constipated then diarrhea symptoms like a bladder infection but 1000000 times worse tired
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!).
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
Internal and external radiation 5 days awesome for 20 minutes
Rather not discuss
Done and it sucked
currently on external beam but will have two sessions of brachytherapy which I am dreading
External for 3 weeks daily, Internal for 5 treatments and TOMO for 5 treatments. Internal was the hardest on Aimee because body parts had to be temporarily moved to get to the right spot. Darkening of skin and loss of skin in genital area.
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
Began low dose radiation 7/28/14 administered daily for six weeks and then began Internal high dose radiation bead implants weekly for four weeks. The main side effects was the drain of my energy sores and menopause.
started 1/6/09: fatigue and upset stomach, loose bowels
Start- 10-2-10 End- 12-17-10. Horrible diarreha, severe burning during urination and pain in both areas.
Sept 2008 - Dec 2008, Low Dose External, 3rd and 4th Degree burns of the genital and perinea areas.
diarrohea and severe pain of the bowel and stomach cramps, off food for a few weeks

Larynx Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

35 radiation treatments starting May 2
36 total radiation sessions February 02 - March 25, 2011. After about 13 sessions my throat pain required ongoing codeine relief, and the skin on my neck began showing signs of intensifying sunburn. By the end of February my voice went missing and is just starting to return as June begins.
First treatment December 19,2011
Nov 30th-Jan 14, 2010 Neck and lower face was a serious sunburn, Lots of swelling on the inside, no appetite-lose your taste buds where everything tastes like card board. Fatigue that is hard to describe.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

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

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.

Weakness, fatigue
Vomiting Sleepy
Never had any
Full-body radiation 2 times daily for 4 days. Dry mouth and ulcers in the throat and intestines.
Total Body Irradiation, 8/10/10-8/13/10. Felt a little tired. Make sure you eat well prior to radiation treatments. I got a little "sun burn."

Anal Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

5 weeks of daily radiation (Tomography) Did OK until end of treatment. Burns that made urination extremely painful.
Radiation 5 days a week for 5 weeks. At halfway point, starting to burn a little.
11/16/15 -- 6 weeks targeted radiation -- Side Effects got bad after 24 of 28 treatments -- Severe UTI (caused hospitalization), constipation, projectile vomitting (for 3 weeks), dehydration, radiation burns starting at 5 weeks - at their worse, 1 week after treatment
Half way through now!
Terrible burns fron to back, terrible pain to void or deficate
Severe burns. Total loss of skin to top of thighs & labia - ouch!
Radiation in 2009 and 2015 (twice to lungs)
Intensity modulated radiation X 30 treatments, 7/28/08 through 9/9/08. Side effects included burning of the pelvic & rectal area with blistering, extreme pain with urination and bowel movements, nausea & fatigue.
Start Date 11-30-2009-6 weeks of radiation- IMRT
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
scheduled Jan 4 2010 for 6 weeks
30 treatments from Mar 15 thru Apr 26, 2011. Side effects were extreme fatigue, burning of the rectal area and groin, violent diarrhea, pelvic stiffness.
IMRT 6 wks. 8/2013 through 9/26/2013
Minor burns of genital area- used Aquaphor, antibiotic ointment, & coconut oil mixed with essential oils ( frankincense, lavendar, and sandalwood ) EVERY time I pottied
24 sessions of radiation starting 2/11/09 ending 3/14/09
7 weeks
Bracytherapy in December 2009, AC and prostate radiation beginning 1/4/2010. Thirty treatments planned.
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
April 20, 2009 thru June 10, 2009 (had to take a week off due to side effects) Side Effects; diarrhea, weightloss, nausea, abdominal pain and 2nd & 3rd degree burns.
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.
start radiation on Jan 12th Finished March 1st
Radiation - 32 treatments
Radiation - very hard on the skin. Doctor reduced node treatments to end of week 5 because burns were so bad. Vulva and labia badly burned but healed within 7-10 days. Did get a UTI infection but cleared up in a few days with antibiotics. Anal area still sore at 5 weeks post treatment. Lots of pain with bowel movements. On vicodin and ibuprofen for pain. Having a hard time managing painkillers (constipation), with stool softeners/ laxatives. Sought advice at UCSF Dysplasia clinic and they found 2 small ulcerations in the anal canal (opposite side of tumor) caused by the radiation. The radiation caused also caused nerve damage on the left side of my perineal area. I am on Neurontin and valium for pain and muscle spasm relief. Have been going to a pelvic pain physical therapist in order to desensitize the area.
9/3/2013 Began 6 week routine of daily radiation 5 days a week After week 1 - weak feeling at times, intermediate bowel cramping, some diarrhea, no anal pain during BMs, no skin changes.
Radiotherapy (45 to 50.4 Gy) 1.8 Gy daily 5 days a week - total of 5 weeks to begin within 24 hours of chemotherapy

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
I wanted another baby hopefully if chemo didnt kill my ability

Eye and Orbit Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

Radioactive plaque 09/09 Extreme tiredness at times, still get that. Sore eye for a short time, nowhere near as bad as I had imagined:)
Plaque brachytherapy - July 2003. Plaque inserted on Friday morning and removed Monday night. Long, long weekend in isolation and having to carry a geiger counter around. Eye was puffy, bloodshot for a long time, painful and vision deteriorated quite rapidly. Now have retinal detachment, pretty lousy vision in that eye and grey areas on the sclera (white of the eye) that may be burns from the cauterisation tool or where the sclera has thinned due to the radiation. Last November (2007), it was noticed that the edge of the tumour is still growing in some areas and I have therefore had to have these treated with Transpupillary Thermotherapy (laser).
20 radiation treatments from august through to sept.A bit of burning and very tired, mouth ulcers as well.

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.

33 radiation treatments, July 6-Aug 19
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.
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.
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
IMRT - 35 treatments over 7 weeks
Meeting with Radiation Therapist on May 3rd to determine how much treatment will be necessary.
radiation therapy ending 5/29/12

Ureter Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Linear radiation March to May 2007. Three brachy-radiation treatments in June 2007. Side effects some bowel problems, diarrhea.

Esophagus Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Too many radiation treatments to count.
5 weeks of radiation September - October, 2012. Very tired. No burns at all to skin. I did what the doctors/nurses told me to do! Very, very sore throat. Could barely swallow but forced soft foods the entire treatment.
radiation from 11/1/97 to 12/15/97
28 days of radiation
currently undergoing treatments
Two weeks of radiation was fine. Fatigue.
The Radiation burned my throat and cause my taste bud to malfunction I had to be tube fed for about 4 months I will suffer for dry mouth for life I'm told.
Radiation to esophagus and abdominal lymph node March/April 2008 Radiation to supraclavicular lymph node January/February 2009

Tonsil Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

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.
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.
1st one today 26-April-2010 so far so good but I know whats coming. A tad of anxiety at fist bolt down of goalie mask to table to treatment ....not sure why but got a scrip for a happy pill seeing as how I will have this 5 days a week for 6-7 weeks. Radiation was tough lost ability to swallow. had to learn to swallow from scratch not fun was on the tube for feeding for about two months post treatment, pain pills a little tough to kick weird dreams and stuff remember to take your stool softeners when you take your pain meds..........just one thing you don't need to add to your list of things to worry about if you know what I mean. 18 Months out now can eat alot of things now mouth still doesnt open like it did no big burgers or sandwhiches stilll keeping off the 60 pounds I wanted to lose of the 80 i took off 20 put back on for kicks lost too much. Taste is still screwed sweet still gone chocolate well forget that, acidy stuff, tomatoes, spicy stuff, just gone so Ive learned to eat a new way swallowing is still an adventure throat is much narrower for food and even pills, so have to be careful about everything still. But hey Im still here so the rest is worth it. Its not easy its not fun but its life after cancer every day is better than the day before and not as good as the next day so keep going after all your still around and thats why we fight to begin with. Any questions at all drop me a line
External radiation 5 days/week.
Radiation coming up
38 treatments, Burns, Mucus, Hocking, Weight Loss, No Taste, No Saliva
Radiation day 16. Sore throat no taste loss of saliva fatigue
For details see my posting.
Radiation around neck area 5 days per week began December 7, 2009 and ended January 28, 2010. Side effects included sore throat, difficulty swallowing, loss of taste, loss of salivary glands, constant dry mouth, and loss of hair all around neck and facial area.
7 weeks (m-f) of radiation with one week off in the middle of treatment along with one day of chemo every week. Began treatment in Nov. 08
Radiation start date 10/5/09, 35 days total, five days a week
Had it Twice: Once after the radical neck and again after the radical tonsilectomy
35 seventy minute TomoTherapy with Hyperthermia sessions starting Wednesday, November 9th 2011
A course of 33 treatments from Jan thru March. Loss of taste buds; dry mouth; fatigue; sore throat; sticky saliva during radiation then gone now back again.
Nerve damage that was painful for several months.
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
28 treatments.
IMRT Radiation to both sides of my neck to encompass the lymph nodes and base of tongue. My Oncologist was careful and did not want to risk that unseen cancer may have reached the base of the tongue so he treated as if it had to reduce risk of recurrence. Started Treatments on September 19th, 2011 twice a day for 6-weeks or total of 60-treatments. My last Treatment was November 2nd, 2011. The first 2-weeks were uneventful but week 3 to the end was painful and swallowing was a chore. No Peg Tube was used and I am glad I elected not to have one. My Oncologist and ENT also felt I should try not to use one to prevent swallowing issues in recovery. I am now 14-days out of my last treatment and my throat is improving finally.
Oct 6 thru Nov 18 -5 times a week
Radiation therapy 35 sessions Aug-September 2010. Severe mucositis, external burns on neck, dry mouth, inability to swallow. 2011 Aspiration pneumonia January and February
start radiation on the 18th
yes, 5x/week for 7 weeks...started on 5/19/09
first three weeks we're a breeze until we hit 4th week. she felt nauseous, blisters in her throat,mouth,and then when we hit the 5th week her skin broke open on the outside. from the bottom of her ears, to her chest. this is from june til july 9th 08
35 sessions Sore mouth,painful eating drinking, neck rash Weight loss
I had 40 days of IMRT from below my cheek bones to above my shoulders starting in September 2006. Around day 25 i developed 2nd degree burns and was admitted to the hospital for about 10 days to recover. A mild case of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome they said. Long lasting side effects are dry mouth and difficulty swallowing.

Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

28 external and 3 internal rad.
About halfway through my 25 radiation treaments extreme exhaustion, and lack of control on bowels, which cleared up few weeks after radiation stopped.
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
30 radiation treatments, five days a week for six weeks
recommended to start in July
March 2010 - April 2010 29 external and 3 internal rads. horrible burning, fatigue, diarhea, UTI
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.
First reccurence internal and external beam radiation for 32 days. Blisters, burns, yeast infection. Vaginal stenosis, loss of energy, chrnoic bowel issues and left side pelvic pain.
Started radiation in mid-June 2009 - 25 treatments are planned
annoyed bowels, extreme fatigue
No side effects
Don't know yet...
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!
Started 5 weeks of external beam radiation in June of 2008. I had alot of nausea and loss of appetite, painful radiation burns. Damage done to ureters which caused me to have additional surgery in July and August of 2008.
Haven't started yet. Need advice.
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
August 14th 29 days and then 2 internal treatments. Side effects irritated skin, diarrhea, less energy.
IMRT to Para Aortic Lymph Node May-June 2015. Mostly nausea, some diarrhea, fatigue.
November 2011-December 2011--25 days; long-term damage to bladder resulted in one week of hospitalization for blood clots, incontinence, extremely painful urination; serious bladder infection; low white blood cell count; burns on skin around hips and upper thighs; serious digestive problems; lost weight; 1 month after treatment had cytoscopy to confirm radiation cystitis; 6 months after treatment am taking Oxybutynin Chloride for ongoing bladder problems; felt pain in flanks during treatment, later problems with knees that come and go.
Feb-April 09 Internal (3x) and about 6 weeks of external, monday thru friday. I only had diarrhea once and no other side effects, people were so nice at LIJ.
I just completed 5-weeks of radiation therapy on January 11. Side effects included an annoyed bladder, loose stool, light fatigue.
Nov-Dec 2014 - 25 days pelvic radiation + 4 x brachytherapy
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.
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Sarcoma Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Radiation from November 2010 - January 2011. Radiation burns toward the end, low blood counts, and always tired.
Radiation treatments started February 4 and end on March 23, 2011. My prescription is 66Gy over (7weeks) 33 treatments. Locally, the area being treated hurt pretty bad from being burnt to a crisp, but otherwise I still had lots of energy and I felt great.
July, august 2016 blistering, pain
1 treatment of Radiation ; in Oct 2008 . Side effects - Horrible burn and pain . Alot of fatigue .
Like having a severe sunburn on the back of my throat. I could not even swallow my own saliva. I lost 30 pounds and became extremely dehydrated.
5 weeks of radiation - feeling tired and extremely fatigued after the sessions were over, radiation burns on back on leg that developed into very painful blisters. Radiation oncology nurse was so caring -- she made up an ointment to use that took away the pain and helped with the healing.
don't recall
Radiation (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy)
Her first doctor didnt do enough or the right kind of chemo....the INSURANCE COMPANY wouldn't pay for the correct treatment.
25 treatments; minor hyperpigmentation towards the end, but very minimal side effects
Radiotherapy for 5 weeks from last week of june 2010. My skin became very sore and a section of it peeled off. My skin has darkened there and has stayed hard in that area.
Radiation everyday for 30 days in March 2012 - a little nauseous, but was monitored for this, so scaring - a breeze compared to Chemotherapy
Radiation I had every day at Palmerston North Hospital for 7 weeks - that was the maximum I could have before it gave me cancer!! Started in early Feb 2009 through until April 2009. I got extremely tired, exhausted with no energy at all! I also got a small radiation burn, but was controlled with creams and ABs.
Still to be determined.
2005 - on L5; 2007 - on L3; 2011 - on left femur & L4
To control size of tumor to right pelvic area
Finished radiation therapy on around December 24, 2010. He had six weeks of radiation therapy, and had to receive treatments five days a week for those six weeks.
I start exact radiation on 6-19-2012 for 6 weeks
16/10/11- 36 treatments which turned into 42 treatments, side effects.... I got tired straight after, started to open back up my surgery scar, hard to walk, very painful towards the end!
Photon therapy 10/15 to 12/4/15
02/2011-03/2011
Radiation May 28/15 to July 2/15
December 2012-February 2013 Proton Beam Radiation, Massachusetts General Hospital

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

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.

I'm at #17 out of 35. Burning and dry mouth.
IMRT radiation started 11/17/09. Side effects were almost immediate - nausea and tiredness. Not too long before I lost all appetite. Thank goodness I have a PEG tube.
Radiation therapy due to start approximately 6 weeks after surgery, September 2016
Discussed with oncologist. Waiting until surgery, but primary oncologist is leaning strongly toward IMRT being necessary. Queried, and was told that proton therapy isn't a viable option.
Radiation for 33 times
NONE - Refused radiation on six separate ocassions
April - June 2009 Loss of Taste - most regained Loss of Saliva Production - some regained 35 Exposures Amifostine Injections to the Abdomin each day
Due to having a bit of tumor left, I am waiting to find out if I will need radiotherapy.
April 22nd 2008 through June 4th 2008. It's hell. But you're in a blur of misery. A few months later your a better person, grateful for the blessings you have in life. Still working on regaining my saliva.
Every day, Monday through Friday, starting May 4, 2010. Side effects are extreme sore throat, dry mouth, fatigue, loss of taste buds. Taking pain meds for throat pain. The worst part for Tim is wearing the radiation mask.
Months of radiation that covered both my head and chest area. I no longer have salivary glands and I suffer from dry mouth (xerostomia) -- which means that I drink about a gallon to a gallon and a half of liquid every day. Taste has dramatically diminished and has been altered.
1997 - later side effects - 1999 Thyroid - placed on meds...2005 narrowed carotid artery plus first aspiration pneumonia. 2009, 2011, 2012 three more aspiration pneumonia. Placed on Feed Tube 2012.
33 rads treatments starting January 2009... in which it did not touch the cancer .I had a small burn on throat from rads.
Start date 12-29-14
Started December 14, 2010. Five days a week treatment. Severe oral mucositis and recently the first week of January, 2011 developed chronic skin abrasions on my chin and upper lip area, which made me look a monster! That being treated with bactroban.
TOMO Radiation started Feb 23, 35 treatments that are Mon-Fri until April 12th.
1 month

Tongue Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

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 not required
Seven weeks Jan 4 thru Feb 19, Mon-Fri of TOMO radiation. At the end, severe burnt neck especially my right neck area. Severe sore throat.
Burned neck and throat and burn on neck got infected...my skin peeled, but little scaring
I started My radiation the first week in July and had alot of side effects. Many many sores in my mouth and thrush constantly. Also i was told i was very sensitive to the radiation and had so many sores and burns on my neck. I have a lot of scaring left.
Radiation on neck 5 days a week for five more weekws
Radiation Treatment May of 2012 to June 2012. Mouth was burned from radiation. Lost of taste buds. Fast forward two years. I have taste buds again.
Side affects were hideous.. She experienced a very deep painful burn on her neck.plus a percutaneous endoscopic (PEG)
July 6 Radiation and 1st Chemo begins
Dry ,mouth, loss of taste , mental and physical fatigue.
60 Grays (Gy) of radiation
35 radiation treatments with a break for 10 days due to severe burns. Insisted on getting biafine. Cleared all burns in 3 days with no peeling.
Burns on right side of neck. Mouth and tongue sores. Thick mucus
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.
Radiation to begin next week, 5 days a week. Began on 8/23/12.
I've already been through IMRT (radiation) for Tonsil Cancer in 2009. So, they can not do radiation to the same part of the body twice.
6 weeks

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.

Cobalt Radiation on full chest and abdomen area's. I am proud of my 'Tatt's'! One thing that is just part of it all is the Pneumonia and other illnesses that comes from the low immunities can be some of the scariest and biggest battles we face. Too, with every new procedure and surgery, at least for me, my recovery times seem to be much longer. But despite the illness and weakness that chemo and radiation leaves you in ... if you are still breathing it is a gift.
86 treatments of what was referred to as Cobalt 80,full scan and mantle, 1975 & 1976.
I will start radiation after the chemo ends!
After chemo - 3 weeks of radiation was a walk in the park for me! I took up raquetball (not generally recommended by any doctor, other patients etc!)
Radiation therapy (RT), 2000 rads for 22 days, were given to areas of initial bulky disease. (middle of chest cavity)
No radioation
Declined IFRT radiation therapy
Received 5 weeks of localized radiation to the chest
No never had radiation.
Start treatment on the 25th, chemo is the only treatment on the menu so far.
Haven't started yet
nausea
I didn't have an side effects from the radiation!
Radiation in July 2008. I was very fortunate and blessed not to have any side effects from radiation.
28th July, 2015.
Low dose radiation therapy of 18 days duration.since it was given to the neck region after a week throat becomes dry and it pains while swallowing food followed by gastric and severe acidity.
radiation was brutal and side effects were phnuemonia
Radiation therapy to field covering the mediastinum and bilateral hilar areas - 180 cGy per day to a total of 1980 cGy over 11 fractions. Radiation to the para-aortic and lumbar fields - 180 cGy per day to a total of 1980 cGy over 11 fractions. (1/30-2/13/92). I had persisting problems with nausea and vomiting throughout much of the radiation but it was reasonably controlled with Phenergan.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

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.
Radiation on interstitial mass in chest
Radiation and Proton therapy, summer 2015, eyes/head; mental side effects, memory loss, hair loss, weight loss.

Bile Duct Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

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