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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.

Mammosite Radiation scheduled for 9/10/2008
Not many young women there. Duration 7 wks (after chemo started) Daily. Didn't burn at all. Doctor at conclusion surprised by that!
35 treatments for unrelated cancer in 2000 35 treatments for first bc diagnosis in 2005
6 weeks
See Profile cardiomyopathy
Radiation to start within the next few weeks.
radiation on my back tumors and shoulder tumor
I opted for no radiation.
Pending biopsy results. I may not need radiation.
36 days straight on the last few I had to be remarked because my skin was liquid. August 2004
I will have to do 6 weeks of radiation, after chemo
will start June 2010
July and August 2010. 25 days. No severe side effects.
Over 6 weeks--it was very sci-fi--but ok
Haven't started yet.
Starting radiation on Monday, February 23.
Aug 29 for 4 weeks plus a day
Won't know until the lymph nodes are tested. Post Op note: yes, 6.5 weeks of radiation will begin in Jan. of '11. 9 nodes taken three, including a sentinel, had cancer.
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.
July 7/11 First appointment - followed by 25 treatments
Takes longer to undress than it does to get zapped. I sometimes felt it. The only side effects were being tired about 3 weeks into it. But the great thing was, take a nap and wake up and feel good. I had 6 weeks of radiation.
33 rads very little burning only the last couple boost treatments is all.
Radiation was the hardest for Kathy a lot of little pains and soreness.
dates to be announced ;-)
Begun 11/2/15 for 6 weeks and 3 days.

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
40 treatments in 2005. Difficulty holding bladder.
to my back, ten treatments, now i need to self catherize and have a blood clot in my entire right leg
IMRT, 36 treatments, Sep 20-Nov 8, 2011. Side effects: the usual suspects -- GI and bladder/urinary irritation
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.

radiation starts on March 8th
5 days of radiation Feb, 20-26 sore throat for 2 days tired
Mevatron radiation for brain on Nov 22, 2012
Starting radiation with my second chemo on the 24th of august 2010
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 :)
Ten whole-head treatments ending on 22 April 2010. Side Effects - loss of hair.
Just started 4/22
35 radiation treatments, some sore throat and trouble swalowing.
Weill have gamma Knife radiation to brain lesions
15 days of 30 treatments. Extreme nausea-vomiting ribs and back hurt from A:cancer B:radiation C:surgery D: all above
Radiation started 10/10/07 and I go M-F once a day for 6 weeks
36 treatments...
9/12/08 gold seed marker placement-inferior right hepatic lobe 9/22-9/26/08 Cyberknife radiation for liver metastasis
4-12-10 targeted therapy radiation
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...
October 2013-pnemonitis, fatigue
Radiation to leg
Dont know
Will start this next week.
Radiation was declined at this time.
October 2008 Radiation. Max dose. She can never receive it again.
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
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.
single fraction radiation therapy to the pelvic bone for pallative care, Dec 2013, Vomiting
Radiation 08/10 to 9/10. Side effects: soar throat, difficulty swallowing, and fatigue.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

Bunch of long words
not part of treatment
Yes, radiation on both sides, and I have had breast cancer on both sides.
23 rounds of radiation on my neck and shoulder.
Expected January 2013 x 30 days.
I hear you're pretty pukey but thats about it. Oh and it melts your innards and body externally.
23 radiation sessions
non yet
None yet, though I get some if chemo doesn't kick it.
Will Complete 20 rounds in July 2015
radiation to left chest - side effects: feeling of a lump in my throat, fatigue
Radiation October 2004
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.
May 11th 2016 we decide to not have the external beam radiation recommended by our Oncologist.
no radiation
May & June '10. Back burning.
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.
R-Chop R-Ice
No radiation on the table yet.
Radiation daily for 3 weeks ending 28/6/2012
Intensity modulated radiation therapy, June 7th- July 12th 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
3 docs said yes, 3 docs said no, so I did not have radiation after chemo treatments proved decent
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.

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.

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
no radiation or anything else just chemo

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 treatment
june 2003
Will begin Radioactive Iodine Treatment after the second surgery.
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.
RAI 2007, 2008, 2014
Radioactive Iodine 94mci, 2005
Scheduled for radioactive iodine 5/6/15
I had the iodine radiation. No real side effects. worst thing was having to be away from my little one.
RAI in June. Ultasound last week (Feb. 2012) no side effects
6 weeks after surgery i had first dose of radio iodine and a year later i had another dose. I am 3 months out of my 2nd dose and I am experiencing swollen glands every once in a while. sometimes when i chew my saliva glands will get inflamed and it will be too painful to eat. Who knows is this is thyroid cancer and treatment related though
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.
150 meq. radio-active iodine
Proton Therapy test
Dec 21, 2009
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.
RAI treatment - July 2011. No side effects.
RAI 150 mci in Jan/09 and a second round scheduled in 12/09
December 12, 2012, no side effects
Radioactive Iodine: July 2004
RAI, 9/24/14, nausea (lots of it), slight headache, very loose bowels (too much info?)
RAI treatment- Still waiting on date.
Radiation March 2010. Didn't work
RAI December 2012. Currently have some dull neck pain. Scan showed uptake in thyroid bed and "thymus"
RAI July 7. 2014. A little nausea and some loss of taste. Still waiting for that to return.
Radioactive iodine therapy Dec. 17, 2013. April 15, 2014

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.

August and September 2007, Hair loss at site, nausea, redness and burning at site. August 2009, Minimal Side Effects
33 sessions targeted computerized radiation with mask began September, 2006 Side effects: extreme fatigue, partial loss of hair, dry itchy scalp, burned scalp
1/12/12 - begin daily radiation for 6-7 weeks.
met the nicest people at the radiation dept.
radiation daily for 6 weeks. started with just burns on my head. get the blue light special during radiation. hair started falling out this weekend (9/26)
5 minutes of radiation on my brain. February 2,2010
Radiation started in the end of Feb. went 8 weeks of treatment-fatigue, hair loss in area of tumor, memory loss
30 treatments in March/April 09 with headaches, loss of appetite, increased thirst, feeling of being hot
Radiation - 6 weeks ends August 24th
11/06-12/06 tolerated radiation and low dose of temodar quite well until the 4th week, then he became extremely fatigued.
5940cg craniospinal radiation. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. New York, NY. 33 treatments. Start date: 02/14/96. End date: 03/30/96.
Microradiosurgery done in Singapore. Given 30 Gys in 10 fractions. Started on April 15, 2009. Hair loss in some places.
6 weeks completed 1-19-09
6000 rads over 6 weeks (200 rads/day M-F)
6-08 IMRT, It made me tired!
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.
Starts radiation 9/12/11
Alot of skin burning and pain associated with that.
brain damage, vision change and partial hearling loss
right now 10 rounds on the one left in my brain, and the spots that the other 2 was removed from
February-April 2013 lost hair, sore throat, skin burns
Mom had radiation - only hair loss. Dad had radiation - trouble swallowing.
non so far she hasn't healed from surgery
DATES: Jan06 - Mar06 Side Effects: Hair loss, metalic taste when receiving radition, nausea, sensitivity to sun
Just started radiation on 1/3/2011 Completed Radiation on 2/17/2011

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.

Started radiation 9-14-2009, radiation of pelvic area. Will be for six weeks, everyday five days a week. No side effects yet. 5fu is now constant infusion via pump and Oxaliplatin is halted until end of radiation.
Radiation- 6 weeks, June 22-July 31, local skin irritation/hair loss,
I had radiation therapy in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. The only side effects were fatigue and on one occasion, a bowel blockage (this was before the colostomy).
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.
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.
my mom is seing her radiation onncologist august 31. That's when we are going to find out the date of her first treatment.
28 days of RADS ,a small amount of weight loss.tired,raw butt
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.
Radiation- 12/23/13-02/05/2014- burns, pealing skin, PAINFULL bowl movements for 2 or 3 weeks
December 2013 - February 2014
Started radiation 6 weeks after the surgery. 5 1/2 half weeks of radiation M-F, combined with 1500mg of Xeloda twice daily M-F. Minimal side effects. I slowed down on walking due to fatigue, but not enough to interupt my normal life functions. Some diarreah during the 3-4 hours right after the radiation. No side effects related to the Xeloda.
Chemo-Radiation Sept 2009 through Nov 2009.
After Chemo I will have four weeks of radiation with 5FU.
10/12/09 -11/20/09, 5 days a week for 5 weeks, 6th week went 2x a day. Bottom became very sore as the treatments progressed & bouts with diarrhea.
25 days of radiation before surgery. I had alot pain going to restroom in final days of radiation.
Fatigue, a hot tush
10/13/14 - 11/26/14
1/19/11--3/2/11
Radiation started 6/27/11, 5 days a week for 6 weeks. I was very weak fatigue and nausea. Radiation was a very "grueling" experience.
28 days after second surgery. Felt ok until the last week in which I was very tired.
radiation was the new pinpoint radiation in dec/jan 06/07. main effects are much smaller vaginal area (now the size of 11-12 year old girl).
No radiation, not worth the risks of making damage from surgery worse.
5 weeks of radiation and chemo. July 2007
5 days a week, for six weeks in December 2006 and January 2007
Radiation five days a week for five and a half weeks. Extremely painful bowel movements, severe skin irritation.

Liver Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

i will tell you
Radioactive spheres injected into the liver. May and September 2009. Thought it had worked but didn't

Cervical Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

i felt like my insides were cooking, but i had great radiation doctors
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
45 minute a session, 5 days a week-December 2008-February 2009 with a boost in June 2009. rectal pain, pelvic pain, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, fatigue, dizziness, funky taste in my mouth.
Rather not discuss
02/2010 - 03/2010 28 external and 3 internal rad.
Start- 10-2-10 End- 12-17-10. Horrible diarreha, severe burning during urination and pain in both areas.
Daily external radiation (tomotherapy?)for 10 weeks feeling depleted and vomiting
25 external radiation treatments 2 internal radiation treatments
Full radiation daily 6 weeks , 3 internal radiation treatments
I'll be having radiation and Chemo after surgery (Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! LOL)
Weekly internal radiation Daily external radiation for six weeks
started 1/6/09: fatigue and upset stomach, loose bowels
28 external and 5 internal rad.
coming up
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.
menopause (there had to be some bonus!).
Radiation side effects were just becoming exausted. I was pretty healthy until I got cancer, never had any health issues and never had to take any medication before.
radiation. Diareah my biggest hurt. IMMODIUM AD!! and vasaline
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!).
constipated then diarrhea symptoms like a bladder infection but 1000000 times worse tired
7 weeks of external radiation 59 hours of internal radiation (brachtherapy) 4 weeks of chemotherapy (Cisplatin)
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
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.
Just started Radiation, Monday Wed Fri for 10 wks Increased nausea!!!

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.

Radiation has been ongoing since 2/12/07. The first layer of skin around the anal site and vulva is gone and there is a great deal of irritation and pain,
Minor burns of genital area- used Aquaphor, antibiotic ointment, & coconut oil mixed with essential oils ( frankincense, lavendar, and sandalwood ) EVERY time I pottied
Starting radiation March 19, 2012 daily for 6 weeks.
30 days of Radiation Therapy.
Radiation for 30 days ending on Dec 15, 2013. Burned skin - open wounds
Radiation therapy started 3-17-14 and ended 5-2-14. My skin burned but not too bad. I did Jin Shin Jyutsu massages a few times and used the self-help exercises which seemed to help. Also, I did get a massage once a week when I could not get a Jin Shin Jyutsu massage. Now I am having trouble with diarrhea and I notice a stiffness in my hips. The diarrhea is most troubling because I'd like to start eating heathier and gaining weight. I lost 9 lbs during treatment but before that I'd been losing weight for a while.
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.
24 sessions of radiation starting 2/11/09 ending 3/14/09
I started radiation on December 29, 2009.
30 sessions starting 23 March 2015 3D Intensity-modulated radiation therapy Week 1 & 2 - no real side effects Week 3 - some tiredness and slight soreness Week 4 - start of burn pains, increased need to irritate and frequent painful BMs Week 5 - burns becoming very uncomfortable, agony going to the loo Week 6 - ouch and ouch some more
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.
Commencing Radiation 28th April
6 weeks of treatment, lost 30 pounds. My stomach was wretched!! And still hasn't returned to normal. Something I will always have to live with.
Severe burns, diarrhea, fatigue, hip pain, tingling in hands and feet.
just started treatment on 9/27/10 no side effects yet
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.
Six and half weeks of radiation.
December 14th, 2009 - January 21st, 2010. Mon - Fri for 6 weeks. Side effects: Abdominal pain, loose bowel movements, extreme skin irritation (skin peeling, burning, raw)of the anus, vagina and upper-inner thighs. This was especially severe during the last couple of weeks of treatment and for a week or so post-treatment.
5 weeks of daily radiation (Tomography) Did OK until end of treatment. Burns that made urination extremely painful.
6 weeks (30 treatments - 10 spots) beginning 6/11/2012
IMRT- 32 doses...if you've done this, you know all the side effects...
Had 30 radiation treatments, starting on Dec. 22,2015, end date should have been Feb.4, had to take a week break at week 5 due to burns and dehydration issues.
Radiation 5 days a week for 5 weeks. At halfway point, starting to burn a little.
has not started yet
31 treatments horrible burning and pain no appetite bad diarrea

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.

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.

For details see my posting.
7 weeks (35 visits)
Did excellant from Radiation (33) treatments.
35 seventy minute TomoTherapy with Hyperthermia sessions starting Wednesday, November 9th 2011
4 of 35 treatments so far, burning in back of throat, some difficult swallowing.
Treatments began on April 4, 2011
IMRT - loss of saliva, sore throat, thrush, sunburned neck, loss of taste, difficulty eating.
I'm supposed to have radiation after completion of 3 R-Chop chemotherapy treatments.
Start date 10/28/08
Started on August 1o 2011 and end at September 5th 2011, starting my third week, so far some hair loss, partial loss of taste and dry mouth, no bad, fatigue,
5 Days a week for 8 weeks
IMRT 11/28/2011 - 01/10/2012 Supplemental radiation given 1/25/2012-1/27/2012 Side effects: Xerostomia, lost of taste, pain, difficulty swallowing.
35 tx every day M-F for 7 weeks
Radiation coming up
Started radiation on Nov. 16th
01/07/07 34 sessions side effects facial hair gone no bad thang!! and the one most of us suffer from dry mouth a real pain but hey in the uk water is everywhere isn't it?
33 radiations finished Oct. 6, 2008
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.
30 radiotherapy treatments starting 7th July finishing 6 weeks later. Grade 3 ulcers in mouth and throat unable to swallow
Radiation 6600 to tonsilar bed 6000 to involved neck side 5000 to opposite neck side
Nerve damage that was painful for several months.
started treatment May 2nd: IMRT mouth sores and mucositis Finished June 20th.
30 Day ended 10/24/2011
30 planned radiotherapy sessions. Started 13/11/12 end date 20/12/12 Side effects so far (8/30 therapies)- skin burn, dry sore mouth, bleeding gums, lack of appetite, nausea.
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.

Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

10/2009 - no side effects
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.
25 rounds external, 3 internal, starting in October, 2007, finished in November.
30 radiation treatments, five days a week for six weeks
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
IMRT to Para Aortic Lymph Node May-June 2015. Mostly nausea, some diarrhea, fatigue.
Started pelvic Aug 2, 2009 for 28 days. Finished with no side effects!
5 sessions of High Dose Brachytherapy will be done between 3rd & 4th chemo sessions (mid-June).
25 external and 3 internal radiation March - April 2011 horrible burning and pain.
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.
5-6 weeks of radiation planned after chemo is completed
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.
Nov-Dec 2014 - 25 days pelvic radiation + 4 x brachytherapy
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.
28 external and 3 internal rad.
July-Aug 2014; few side effects
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
Don't know yet...
About halfway through my 25 radiation treaments extreme exhaustion, and lack of control on bowels, which cleared up few weeks after radiation stopped.
recommended to start in July
Started 4 weeks after chemo. 25 external for 5 weeks. The only effects were bouts of dysentery and pain in the area treated, no skin problems. You feel worse toward the end of the week as it builds up. After #25 I had one internal treatment per week for three weeks. Radiation made me exhausted every day because it's such a grind. Talking to other patients you learn it's quite different for everyone.
Started Sep26 2011. Every weekday for 7 weeks. Last treatment (high dose) planned for 11/11/11.
25 cycles of daily external radiation. June-July 2011

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.
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 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.
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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