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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.

10/13 had radiation to T12 vertebrae as it was pushing on the fluid around my spinal cord. Side Effects: besides the usual fatigue from radiation I got Radiation Esophogitis. It was very painful for a few weeks when ever I swallowed anything, even water.
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63 treatments, finished in June 2010.
have not had yet until thru with chemo, then 35 treatments will follow
radiation 33 treatments april-May 2016 got burned around week 3 had to stop for a week
Radiation to Breast, axillary nodes (underarm) and supraclavicular nodes (above the collarbone)
Radiation 33 treatments. August 28 thru October 12
Begun 11/2/15 for 6 weeks and 3 days.
6 weeks, everyday started in March. No side effects.
radiation on my back tumors and shoulder tumor
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Over 6 weeks--it was very sci-fi--but ok
Radiation starting 1/19/2012
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.
No radiation needed
No bad side effects, got a great tan in my right armpit, nipple got leathery, maybe I am a cowgirl at heart! LOL
December 2008 after second relapse: red, itchy skin, diarrhea
April through May 2012. Burns to chest and back, very painful, oozing burns but was able to work every day.
five weeks radiation after chemo is done
None either time.
Five weeks of radiation 11/11 - 12/19- Unfortunately high doses caused severe burning. Finally healling after three weeks.
34 treatments - Oct. thru Nov. 2005
33 radiation treatments. tired
Radiation for pain management only, not for reduction of tumor.
3 weeks of daily radiation therapy ending 12 Dec 2014. Side effects -generalised red rash over right breast, mildly sore and mildly itchy at times - so far not responding to creams. Also fatigue by about 4pm most days. Both side effects have started since treatment finished.

Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

NONE!!
3 months of conformal radiation at Tufts New England The radiation caused the bladder cancer and much irritation
brachytherapy sept 2015 urination difficulty after, subsided a week later with pills
I had 38 radiation treatments in 2016. It made me feel very fatigued and other painful side effects.
N/A Radiation poisons; cannabis cures.
None. Had surgery not worked I would have been put on radiotherapy but thankfully it was not needed.
Burning senceation when urinating May 2000 to July 2000
40 treatments in 2005. Difficulty holding bladder.
41 sessions to pelvis area and prostate, using Orbit Arc, some side effects; dizziness, burns, medications helped ease the process
The 39 trip to Radiation treatments were pretty anticlimactic. Thank god my job worked with me and let me leave early each day. Can't imagine if they didn't worked with me. I was lucky there! Never had any pain from the treatment and very little if any side affects. They is nothing to be worried about in this treatment as far as I'm concerned.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, 36 treatments, Sep 20-Nov 8, 2011. Side effects: genital shrinkage and permanent loss of my pubic hair.
Due to have in May 2014
Brachytherapy 10 yrs ago. Recurrence 2 years ago
to my back, ten treatments, now i need to self catherize and have a blood clot in my entire right leg
February 2003. Side Effects - ED, Tiredness, fatigue, hot flushes, Radiation burns to anus and buttocks, rectal leaking and short term memory loss.

Lung Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

4-12-10 targeted therapy radiation
35 treatments daily for 7 weeks 1998
October 2008 Radiation. Max dose. She can never receive it again.
Weill have gamma Knife radiation to brain lesions
Radiation started 10/10/07 and I go M-F once a day for 6 weeks
None to date - The surgeon and oncologist felt that I should wait before starting chemo or radiation and be on the anti-fungal medication, indicating at least a year, to see if once the infection was gone, the remaining spots in my lungs would be gone. In January of 2010, I lost my job, medical insurance and the financial ability to continue the meds. I've recovered enough to find work and have been there long enough to receive medical insurance...now to find the courage to return to the doctor and take up where we left off, uhhh less the pre-existing conditions...to be continued...
35 radiation treatments, some sore throat and trouble swalowing.
Starting radiation with my second chemo on the 24th of august 2010
Ten whole-head treatments ending on 22 April 2010. Side Effects - loss of hair.
Will start this next week.
15 days of 30 treatments. Extreme nausea-vomiting ribs and back hurt from A:cancer B:radiation C:surgery D: all above
36 treatments...
Mevatron radiation for brain on Nov 22, 2012
I started radiation treatments on October 25, 2010. I'm not sure what all of this means but my total dose is 6,120cgy. I have 34 treatments total; so I receive 180cgy a day, monday through friday. So I should finish around December 13, 2010 depending on if I miss any days or if my oncologist wants to change my plan. My side affects aren't too bad. I already have some shortness of breath so I don't think it is from the radiation. I have really sensitive skin so It is kind of red, so the therapists gave me some cream to rub on it. They mentioned that my skin will get worse before it gets better.
Feb. 24, 2009 Gamma knife radiation perfexion treatment The procedure is nothing short of a miracle in technology, however it requires a metal `cage` to be attached to your skull. That process is brutal, as it the pressure release when it is removed. But they got em' so it was worth it :)
radiation starts on March 8th
Radiation everyday for 3 months very tired
Radiation to leg
starting the 3rd week of August 2013
9/12/08 gold seed marker placement-inferior right hepatic lobe 9/22-9/26/08 Cyberknife radiation for liver metastasis
October 2013-pnemonitis, fatigue
December 2004- Radiation to large tumor in lung. October 2005- Radiation to tumor in lung and spine. August 2008- Radiation to spine. May 2010- Full brain radiation.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

Will Complete 20 rounds in July 2015
Only side effect to radiation therapy is loss of hair in my neck area, which is a poasitive as I did not need to shave my face for several months. Hair is slowly growing back, which tells me that laser hair removal is not permanent, so stop throwing your money away and keep waxing which I am sure is cheaper. How I know this? I have 2 daughters, LOL.
non yet
Had TOMOTHERAPY without any known side affects
luckily for me , i don't have to undergo radiation
May 11th 2016 we decide to not have the external beam radiation recommended by our Oncologist.
20 sessions of radiotherapy on my mediastinal mass which caused damage to my left lung and heart in May - June 2012. The side effect I had was tiredness.
23 rounds of radiation on my neck and shoulder.
Expected January 2013 x 30 days.
23 radiation sessions
Intensity modulated radiation therapy, June 7th- July 12th 2012.
4000 rads finished 3/2015. major burns now just weird tan
Radiation therapy was (25) Involved Field Radiation over 5 weeks, March 29th through May 2nd 2012. The radiation treatment itself was painless, although the mask and tongue guard were uncomfortable. The side effects were progress skin burns, mouth sores, difficulty swallowing, and nausea. The side effects subsided a couple of weeks after treatment ended.
no radiation
Bunch of long words
I hear you're pretty pukey but thats about it. Oh and it melts your innards and body externally.
Radiation daily for 3 weeks ending 28/6/2012
not part of treatment
Zevlin. Horrible pain in my feet, very slow recovery, severe fatigue
3 docs said yes, 3 docs said no, so I did not have radiation after chemo treatments proved decent
None yet, though I get some if chemo doesn't kick it.
June 30th 2009, forgot how much the dose was, it was everyday for the whole two months. Side effects: burned skin, loss of appetite, hair loss, sore throat, gastric pain.
Yes, radiation on both sides, and I have had breast cancer on both sides.
All of feb thirty days. Nausea and tired.

Kidney Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

My husband had radiation at the site of his neck surgery.
no treatment yet?
No chemo no radiation
10 days of radiation,difficult to say what side effects were from Radiation, Sutent (oral chemo) or Aredia (IV drip for bones)
Radiation on femur

Pancreas Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

will be starting after Christmas
Oct 12-Nov 2, 2015 chemo- xeloda- so far, no side effects
Every other day radiation
Mom chose not to do radiation
Will begin in three weeks as I di the implants on 11th Of Oct not sure what is next
Radiation to start on Oct.25th for new tumor on 1st surgical bed thats not responding to other treatments..
Radiation was given at UPMC Shadyside after a bad bleeding episode. We were told radiation could stop the bleeding but with too much could make it worse.
Dec 15 to feb 2016 weight loss, pain, diminished appetite.
No. Maybe after chemo.
Radiation - Jan 2013-March 2013; Reported weight loss, nausea, some disorientation on dehydration.
no radiation or anything else just chemo
Radiation Therapy June 2011 for 5 weeks
Radiation followed first course of chemotherapy, and was given for 28 days in September 2010
No radiation
Radiation - 6/14/10 to 7/22/10 Monday through Friday: Had some bad mornings starting about halfway through, but always seemed to feel better after his treatment. At night, the upset stomach side effects would kick in.

Oral Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

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

Ovarian Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

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

Thyroid Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Not yet started...
RAI-131 Wednesday February 23, 2011 side effects...diarrhea metallic taste. Sweets taste good. Water tastes like a spoon...:(
Radio Active Iodine treatment scheduled for June 2012
35 RADIATION TREATMENTS IN 2011, DEVELOPED BLOOD CLOT IN THE LUNGS BEFORE MY 34TH TREATMENT.....
Radioactive iodine (103 mCi of I-131) on May 17th, 2012.
Radioactive Iodine-131: 4/16/10 - 7 days total quarantine. Irritated lung tissue, scalp sores, dry mouth, nausea.
11/06 - Radioactive Iodine 105 McI 7/08 - Radioactive Iodine 158 Mcl - temporary blockage of saliva glands (3 & 5 months later)
Ouch March 2009 Pain in my neck, face, and teeth
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.
Radioactive Iodine therapy on 16th of July. Lost taste buds for about 4 weeks.
Radiation scheduled for June 30 in Dallas. Body Scan scheduled 2 weeks after radiation. Goal is the radiation will kill any cells remaining in my body.
Not yet scheduled, but on the horizon.
RAI July 7. 2014. A little nausea and some loss of taste. Still waiting for that to return.
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.
RAI treatment- Still waiting on date.
RAI 131 May 2003, Feb 2005, June 2010 side effects: fatigue, brain fog, mouth dryness, dry skin achy joints especially hips.
Not yet scheduled
4 rounds of I-131, roughly 500 millicuries each time: 1. May 2005; 2. December 2005; 3. December 2007; 4. December 2009
RAI-Radioactive Iodine Abalation on 9/8/2009-some activity noted in the thyroid area, but no where else.
RAI Scheduled for 12/15/2010
Had Thyrogen injections on August 16th & 17th and then the RAI on August 18th. My face, neck and throat didn't start to hurt until a few weeks after the RAI. Now it seems with the cold weather my face hurts. Swollen salivary glands. Very tired all the time. Just completed my 6 month whole body scan and bloodwork for thyroglobulin...waiting on results.
Took internal i-131 radiation, was sequestered from all life (and my 9 month old baby) for 3 days - I still wonder about the long term effects of that radiation....
Getting prepared to start the I131 treament
RAI Dec. 18, 2009, 154 mCi. Permanent damage to both parotid glands.
Radioactive Iodine treatment a week before Christmas....NO real immediate side effects

Stomach Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

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

Brain Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

6 weeks of Radiation. finished last treatment 6-28-2011
in midst of this now, won't know side effects for months afterwards, but believing in God that there will not be any!
5 minutes of radiation on my brain. February 2,2010
February-April 2013 lost hair, sore throat, skin burns
Just started radiation on 1/3/2011 Completed Radiation on 2/17/2011
30 treatments in March/April 09 with headaches, loss of appetite, increased thirst, feeling of being hot
Mom had radiation - only hair loss. Dad had radiation - trouble swallowing.
Alot of skin burning and pain associated with that.
Started radiation November 9, 2011 -6 week course - to early to see much reactions as yet
right now 10 rounds on the one left in my brain, and the spots that the other 2 was removed from
IMRT - 7/18/16 - 8/25/16
33 sessions targeted computerized radiation with mask began September, 2006 Side effects: extreme fatigue, partial loss of hair, dry itchy scalp, burned scalp
i had radiation of the brain and spine -> Damaged hair follicles, burnt skin, swelling. Chemotherapy and Chemo boosts -> foot drop, blood damaged
DATES: Jan06 - Mar06 Side Effects: Hair loss, metalic taste when receiving radition, nausea, sensitivity to sun
11/06-12/06 tolerated radiation and low dose of temodar quite well until the 4th week, then he became extremely fatigued.
Picking neuro-oncology now
6 weeks completed 1-19-09
Microradiosurgery done in Singapore. Given 30 Gys in 10 fractions. Started on April 15, 2009. Hair loss in some places.
August and September 2007, Hair loss at site, nausea, redness and burning at site. August 2009, Minimal Side Effects
6-08 IMRT, It made me tired!
Radiation - 6 weeks ends August 24th
Starting 1/21/13
1/12/12 - begin daily radiation for 6-7 weeks.
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)
I started radiation therapy in late February 2010 and finished my six weeks of treatment in the beginning of April 2010. It made me incredibly weak and tired. I was also having a LOT of seizures during this time and they made the lethargy worse. My hair fell out where the radiation was focused. I could have sported an awesome mohawk but with my hair down or covered by a scarf people claimed they didn't notice. Two years later I'm still missing hair on the left side of my head. No ponytails for me but I'm getting laser hair growth treatments for free from my hairdresser. I also lost part of my left eyebrow but people say they don't notice it. (I think people lie to make me feel better about all of it.) Parts of my head felt hot and dry. The left side of my head still feels dry and itchy sometimes. I started losing hearing in my left ear in the summer of 2011. I can still hear from it. I'm not totally deaf, but when allergies are bad or I have a cold I hear like I have my finger stuck in my ear.

Multiple Myeloma Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

To start 9/1/15
4/2010
Was nauseated after almost every session. Due to the back pain it was extremely hard to get from the stretcher to the table. It always felt like i was getting stabbed in the back. Loss of appetite.
one very strong round of total body lymphathic radiation
November 2010. No side effects.

Colon and Rectal Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

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.
28 doses of radiation.
from jan/08 to march/08 severe vaginal burning,fatague, loss of appetite,vomiting.
Started July 18th to continue until August 19th, 2016
No radiation
PAIN!!!
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.
5 weeks of radiation every day except weekends. Wasn't bad but did get some raw places between my legs in the groin area and my butt crack was raw and sore for about 2 weeks after the treatments were over.
Radiation
six weeks radiation; ending 7/12/10. This is my last week and i am having a very hard time eliminating. Feels like i am passing glass and i will see the doctor tomorrow to see if he can give me anything to make this any easier for my last five days.
Radiation- 12/23/13-02/05/2014- burns, pealing skin, PAINFULL bowl movements for 2 or 3 weeks
none required
destroyed illium
April 19-May 26 Monday through Friday -blessed with very little side effects
December 2013 - February 2014
28 days after second surgery. Felt ok until the last week in which I was very tired.
28 days of treatments / fatigue, nausea, lack of appetite, localized burns Jan-Mar '10 Next will be 4-5 months chemo through port
Started Radiation on July 18,2016
None yet.
5 days a week for 25 sessions; then 3 intense bouts. Started March 8th. Recently pain at site, diarrhea, cramping
Begining 1-18-11, 5 days a week, weekends off...
28 days of Radiation b4 surgery 11/12 - 12/12. I had some diarrhea and rectal burning but not to bad.
Radiation - March - April 2011 for 5 weeks - 5 days a week Pain, hemerroids, vaginal pain, bladder infection
10/13/14 - 11/26/14
no radiation

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.

Internal and external radiation 5 days awesome for 20 minutes
Had external and internal (brachytherapy) radiation over a six week schedule. 28 external rounds and 5 internal rounds. Radiation was concurrent with chemotherapy (cisplatin) for 6 weeks once a week. Seriously fatigued for at least six months post treatment.
Done and it sucked
25 external radiation treatments 2 internal radiation treatments
menopause (there had to be some bonus!).
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!!)
internal radiation is the worst thing in the world. i called it the lightning rod treatment
Radiation starts withen the next 3 weeks. I will have 25-28 external rads.. 5 times a week. 5 internal rads once a week starting the 15th treatment.
Started external radiation on 2/4, to have 25 treatments; then 2 "internal" ones fatigue, but can't blame it all on radiation
Radiation 5 days a week for 5 weeks,25 rounds. 5 rounds of high beam radiation. No adverse side effects, in fact no effects at all!
August, Sept, and Oct radiation. Side effect is lymphedema in my left leg.
diarrohea and severe pain of the bowel and stomach cramps, off food for a few weeks
26 external radiations; 5 internal radiations (brachytherapy); No burning; diarrhea and intestinal cramping-relieved with levsin medication; longer term effects--pain and swelling in abdomen and lower back pain
Weekly internal radiation Daily external radiation for six weeks
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!!
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!).
bracheythreapy (internal radiation) very uncomfortable stayed in the hospital for 4 days . had to lay flat on my back for 4 days with minimal movement . they gave the radiation twice a day . there was 19 catheters inserted into the tumor where they ran the radiation in and out . my legs hurt for a couple weeks after. bleeding stopped after 2 days. some nausea for a week after.
alot of fatigue, upset stomach, darkening of skin, irratated skin in area involved, sores from radiation--started treatment in February 2006 (28 sessions of external pelvic radiation)
started 1/6/09: fatigue and upset stomach, loose bowels
Radiation began along with chemo therapy May 21 2014. Side Effects: Extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, luckily very minimal radiation burn to rectum and groin area, and diarrhea. Hospitalized once for the vomiting. Very unpleasant. Keep in mind although I have cervical cancer they also radiated my stomach area due to lymphnode involvement.
currently on external beam but will have two sessions of brachytherapy which I am dreading
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.
IMRT started 7/7/08
Daily external radiation (tomotherapy?)for 10 weeks feeling depleted and vomiting
Internal and External Radiaiton-2nd and 3rd degree burns on affected area-very painful

Larynx Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

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

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

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

Testicular Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

had no treatment

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

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

Anal Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

I had an amazing radiation oncology team. In February 2010 underwent 6 weeks of radiation combined with cisplatinum and 5FU. The side effects are harsh skin burns, diarrrea, dehydraition, but I made it through it without a break and recovered in about 3 weeks with the incredible support of the radiation oncology team.
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.
They scheduled 31 radiation treatments, the last 6 were to be more directed. 23 was all I could handle. Treatments ended Sept. 28, 2013. Burning in area and during urination.
Radiation therapy 9/21-10/30/15: Skin irritation/burning and itching, painful BMs that vary between formed and diarrhea.
6 weeks (30 treatments - 10 spots) beginning 6/11/2012
Mild skin break down in the groin going in to week 4. Crazy itchy butt and girlie parts. Hurts to poo because of the diarrhea. Mild fatigue. <<<When did I write this? again, add "chemo brain."
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.
30 sessions of Radiation, skin burns began 4th week
28 days radiotherapy.
32 radiation treatments starting June 6th
Burning, extreme pain with bowel movements. My radiation treatments ended Augst 7th and I still have severe pain following bowel movements, requiring hydrocodone and Valium.
Pelvic radiation starting aug 27th
5 1/2 weeks of daily treatment, 28 doses to begin on Feb 20, 2012. 5040 gy. total.
28 daily sessions
* Jul 13/09: met with Radiologist * Jul 17/09: got markings for radiation; no "Uranus with many moons" tatt as requested! * Aug 4/09: started radiation every day (it continues for 6 weeks until Sep 15/09); the treatment itself is painless
Bracytherapy in December 2009, AC and prostate radiation beginning 1/4/2010. Thirty treatments planned.
NO Radiation!! THANK GOD!
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
3rd degree burns on my butt and pubic area.
28 radiation treatments started on 10/27/14. Brutal skin changes (pelvic area) by treatment #7. Last treatments (chemo and radiation) 12/5/14.
completed my first four days of radiation therapy, fine so far
32 sessions of pelvic radiation. Hardest thing I've ever done. Severe pain with bowel movements, diarrhea, groin burns, weight loss of 30 pounds.
meant to be 30 sessions, but pain from burns to the total pelvic area including top of thighs, was too much to go back for the last session after break during the weekend. On the friday, doc checked my 'skin' while I lay crying on the exam table. he offered that treatment could finish then at 29 sessions so the healing process could begin. pain, pain and more pain. cystitus. diarrhea.
Radiation burns to my skin, and severe effects internally, as described by my surgeons.
I will begin radiation 12/30/13. 30 treatments are scheduled.

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

Eye and Orbit Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

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

Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Radiation therapy starts tomorrow. 33 treatments @ 200 for a total of 6600.

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

IRMT concurrent with Eributx for 6 weeks - this is when the real effects started kicking in. Massive burns inside mouth made eating impossible, burns on outside of neck, had feeding tube in stomach. All in all, lost 75 pounds. Still have constant dry mouth which makes sleeping impossible.
IMRT - 35 treatments over 7 weeks
Meeting with Radiation Therapist on May 3rd to determine how much treatment will be necessary.
33 radiation treatments, July 6-Aug 19
radiation therapy ending 5/29/12
1st" dec 2002 - Jan 2003 to neck - saliva affected, have little saliva have to clean mouth all the time. 2nd round: Dec 2008 to lump in throat as x-ray showed nodules in both lungs
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.

Esophagus Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Two weeks of radiation was fine. Fatigue.
29 treatments over 6 week period
Too many radiation treatments to count.
5 weeks of radiation September - October, 2012. Very tired. No burns at all to skin. I did what the doctors/nurses told me to do! Very, very sore throat. Could barely swallow but forced soft foods the entire treatment.
37 sessions, sore throat, leathery skin, itchy skin
The Radiation burned my throat and cause my taste bud to malfunction I had to be tube fed for about 4 months I will suffer for dry mouth for life I'm told.
Radiation to esophagus and abdominal lymph node March/April 2008 Radiation to supraclavicular lymph node January/February 2009
radiation from 11/1/97 to 12/15/97

Tonsil Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

September 5 - 7 weeks
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?
I begin radiation February 20, 2012 for 6 weeks.
External radiation 5 days/week.
38 treatments, Burns, Mucus, Hocking, Weight Loss, No Taste, No Saliva
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.
30 days radiation
Radiation start date - 12/5/11 5x/wk. x 7 wks. Mouth sores, sore throat, hair loss on back of head - just a strip between the ears, cold all the time, more tired than normal
Start on March 29th 2011.
Radiation therapy started August 8th. IMRT 7 weeks 5 days a week.
darkened skin, swollen tongue, sore throat,a lot of saliva
3 radiation treatments so far have to have 7 weeks of radiation 5 days a week
Should start 7/16/2012
Did excellant from Radiation (33) treatments.
Started Treatment on May 24, 2011... last treatment July 12, 2011 ...mostly tired thru treatment, loss of saliva glands on left side, loss of taste buds
yes, 5x/week for 7 weeks...started on 5/19/09
Radiation day 16. Sore throat no taste loss of saliva fatigue
IMRT November 2011 - January 2012
April 5th, 2010 to May 18th, 2010 Worse thing I ever have been through just awful! Because of my blood being low due to the chemo they had to wait to do my last chemo until May 30th of that year.
35 tx every day M-F for 7 weeks
Mucositis, discolouration of skin on neck and face, hair loss, weight loss, vomiting, nausea, extreme tiredness, pain in throat, unable to eat or drink properly, bad taste in mouth.
27 radiation treatments, ending on November 14, 2012. Total & complete loss of taste, followed by 7 weeks of mucousitis.
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.
Radiation start date 10/5/09, 35 days total, five days a week
Begin IMRT 9/10/13

Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

Started pelvic Aug 2, 2009 for 28 days. Finished with no side effects!
August 14th 29 days and then 2 internal treatments. Side effects irritated skin, diarrhea, less energy.
Haven't started yet. Need advice.
10/2009 - no side effects
I just completed 5-weeks of radiation therapy on January 11. Side effects included an annoyed bladder, loose stool, light fatigue.
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.
July-Aug 2014; few 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.
5 sessions of High Dose Brachytherapy will be done between 3rd & 4th chemo sessions (mid-June).
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.
brachy UGH UGH UGH!!! Not the most pleasant experience for sure!! 4 treatments and side effects to look forward to vaginal stenosis... so far no side effects 2 down 2 to go
Started 4 weeks after chemo. 25 external for 5 weeks. The only effects were bouts of dysentery and pain in the area treated, no skin problems. You feel worse toward the end of the week as it builds up. After #25 I had one internal treatment per week for three weeks. Radiation made me exhausted every day because it's such a grind. Talking to other patients you learn it's quite different for everyone.
initially told not need 7/6/09 told raDIATION WILL BE NEEDED WHEN I HEAL FROM MY SECOND SURGERY..MY SURGEON NEVER CHECKED THE NODES WHEN HE DID HYSTERECTOMY I HAD TO FIND A NEW SURGEON AND HAVE LYMPHN NODE REMOVAL 8/6/09 27 NODES REMOVED NO CANCER
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
recommended to start in July
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
annoyed bowels, extreme fatigue
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.
Started radiation in mid-June 2009 - 25 treatments are planned
No side effects
IMRT to Para Aortic Lymph Node May-June 2015. Mostly nausea, some diarrhea, fatigue.
Not good with dates...radiation for 6 weeks, 5 times a week for about an hour each day. Still can't eat much fruit, sometimes no fruit for days and days. This still happens, even after 4 years. Probiotics seem to help
Nov-Dec 2014 - 25 days pelvic radiation + 4 x brachytherapy
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.

Sarcoma Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Radiation (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy)
Like having a severe sunburn on the back of my throat. I could not even swallow my own saliva. I lost 30 pounds and became extremely dehydrated.
5 weeks of radiation - feeling tired and extremely fatigued after the sessions were over, radiation burns on back on leg that developed into very painful blisters. Radiation oncology nurse was so caring -- she made up an ointment to use that took away the pain and helped with the healing.
16/10/11- 36 treatments which turned into 42 treatments, side effects.... I got tired straight after, started to open back up my surgery scar, hard to walk, very painful towards the end!
Photon therapy 10/15 to 12/4/15
02/2011-03/2011
Radiation May 28/15 to July 2/15
Radiation I had every day at Palmerston North Hospital for 7 weeks - that was the maximum I could have before it gave me cancer!! Started in early Feb 2009 through until April 2009. I got extremely tired, exhausted with no energy at all! I also got a small radiation burn, but was controlled with creams and ABs.
I start exact radiation on 6-19-2012 for 6 weeks
July, august 2016 blistering, pain
December 2012-February 2013 Proton Beam Radiation, Massachusetts General Hospital
25 session of Radio Therapy started on 16th May and finished on 20th June. Very little side effects, slight redness in the skin near the end of the course of Radio Therapy
Radiation from November 2010 - January 2011. Radiation burns toward the end, low blood counts, and always tired.
Radiation treatments started February 4 and end on March 23, 2011. My prescription is 66Gy over (7weeks) 33 treatments. Locally, the area being treated hurt pretty bad from being burnt to a crisp, but otherwise I still had lots of energy and I felt great.
25 treatments; minor hyperpigmentation towards the end, but very minimal side effects
Radiation everyday for 30 days in March 2012 - a little nauseous, but was monitored for this, so scaring - a breeze compared to Chemotherapy

Parotid Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Parotid Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Radiation. November-January (5 days a week for 6 weeks) Side effects: fatigue, metallic taste in my mouth, redness and swelling of face and neck, skin discoloration, dry mouth.
December 14, 2015
1st treatment 9/12/12 left jaw in pain from being stretched open and pushed by the mask; by 10th treatment, almost impossible to swallow, even water, because throat is so tight and sore and mouth & tongue are so sore
Radiation 4/04 on breast. Burned skin Radiation 9/12 on spine. Relieved pain in spine Radiation 11/12 on hip. Relieved pain in hip

Skin Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

could have had radiation but chose Mohs surgery

Throat Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Every day, Monday through Friday, starting May 4, 2010. Side effects are extreme sore throat, dry mouth, fatigue, loss of taste buds. Taking pain meds for throat pain. The worst part for Tim is wearing the radiation mask.
Months of radiation that covered both my head and chest area. I no longer have salivary glands and I suffer from dry mouth (xerostomia) -- which means that I drink about a gallon to a gallon and a half of liquid every day. Taste has dramatically diminished and has been altered.
April 22nd 2008 through June 4th 2008. It's hell. But you're in a blur of misery. A few months later your a better person, grateful for the blessings you have in life. Still working on regaining my saliva.
Radiation therapy due to start approximately 6 weeks after surgery, September 2016
IMRT. 35 sessions. Receiving daily. Sores in the mouth began appearing by session 10, but tautness of the palate was felt by session 5. Dryness in the mouth had become quite noticable by the second week, but Biotene and similar products helped with that. Gels, oral rinses, throat numbbng spray used as a gargle all helped. Propel and similar water products made swallowing easier.
I think 35 doses of radiation. Long term side effects: dry mouth, hypothyroidism, labile blood pressure (which resulted in an aneurysm on my ascending aorta), lots of cavities, and possibly sleep apnea (I don't know if this was before or after cancer, but was diagnosed afterwards).
Started December 14, 2010. Five days a week treatment. Severe oral mucositis and recently the first week of January, 2011 developed chronic skin abrasions on my chin and upper lip area, which made me look a monster! That being treated with bactroban.
Radiation for 33 times
TOMO Radiation started Feb 23, 35 treatments that are Mon-Fri until April 12th.
1 month
Due to having a bit of tumor left, I am waiting to find out if I will need radiotherapy.
I'm at #17 out of 35. Burning and dry mouth.
IMRT radiation started 11/17/09. Side effects were almost immediate - nausea and tiredness. Not too long before I lost all appetite. Thank goodness I have a PEG tube.
1997 - later side effects - 1999 Thyroid - placed on meds...2005 narrowed carotid artery plus first aspiration pneumonia. 2009, 2011, 2012 three more aspiration pneumonia. Placed on Feed Tube 2012.
NONE - Refused radiation on six separate ocassions
April - June 2009 Loss of Taste - most regained Loss of Saliva Production - some regained 35 Exposures Amifostine Injections to the Abdomin each day
Start date 12-29-14

Tongue Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Side affects were hideous.. She experienced a very deep painful burn on her neck.plus a percutaneous endoscopic (PEG)
35 radiation treatments with a break for 10 days due to severe burns. Insisted on getting biafine. Cleared all burns in 3 days with no peeling.
Burns on right side of neck. Mouth and tongue sores. Thick mucus
30 radiation treatments completed on October 16. Still have pain and discomforts along neck dissection. Cannot eat solid foods and speaking is difficult. Excess salvia makes talking hard.
6 weeks
Severe burns. Burn team called in to treat my face and neck. Thick ropey saliva, horrible mouth sores, feeding tube, trachea.
Radiation to begin next week, 5 days a week. Began on 8/23/12.
71/2 weeks of radiation therapy from April 2-May 28 2016.
Radiation not required
30 sections of radiotherapy to mouth / tongue area. Was fixed to the table using a mask and a device to keep my tongue in position. Planning started Late Match 2010, treatment started April 2010 for 6 weeks on weekdays. Significant difficulty eating and drinking. Longer term fatigue persistent for around 4 years post treatment.
I've already been through IMRT (radiation) for Tonsil Cancer in 2009. So, they can not do radiation to the same part of the body twice.
Radiation for 6 weeks while having chemo weekly. Thin saliva is gone but thick salvia remains. Got lymphadema massage to improve flexibility.
July 6 Radiation and 1st Chemo begins
Radiation on neck 5 days a week for five more weekws
Radiation Treatment May of 2012 to June 2012. Mouth was burned from radiation. Lost of taste buds. Fast forward two years. I have taste buds again.
I started My radiation the first week in July and had alot of side effects. Many many sores in my mouth and thrush constantly. Also i was told i was very sensitive to the radiation and had so many sores and burns on my neck. I have a lot of scaring left.
Seven weeks Jan 4 thru Feb 19, Mon-Fri of TOMO radiation. At the end, severe burnt neck especially my right neck area. Severe sore throat.

Nose Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

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

Ear Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Ear Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Proton Therapy test

Jaw Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Jaw Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

Dry mouth, and due to the radiation I have osteonecrosis of the jaw and now in hyper baric chamber treatments so I can have all my teeth removed as they are all falling out on there own.

Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

nausea
I will start radiation after the chemo ends!
28th July, 2015.
No radioation
Low dose radiation therapy of 18 days duration.since it was given to the neck region after a week throat becomes dry and it pains while swallowing food followed by gastric and severe acidity.
No never had radiation.
I didn't have an side effects from the radiation!
Received 5 weeks of localized radiation to the chest
Six weeks of External beam Radiation to mediastinum and neck following six months of ABVD Chemotherapy. Side effects: sore and swollen throat caused inability to swallow and eat, radiation burns to skin on neck and chest.
radiation was brutal and side effects were phnuemonia
Haven't started yet
Radiation therapy to field covering the mediastinum and bilateral hilar areas - 180 cGy per day to a total of 1980 cGy over 11 fractions. Radiation to the para-aortic and lumbar fields - 180 cGy per day to a total of 1980 cGy over 11 fractions. (1/30-2/13/92). I had persisting problems with nausea and vomiting throughout much of the radiation but it was reasonably controlled with Phenergan.
Radiation in July 2008. I was very fortunate and blessed not to have any side effects from radiation.
Declined IFRT radiation therapy

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Radiation Therapies

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

Radiation and Proton therapy, summer 2015, eyes/head; mental side effects, memory loss, hair loss, weight loss.
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.

Bile Duct Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

iam a nice girl loking for man
None yet.

Leukemia Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

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