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What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Starting June 29th 2010
Horrible 2nd degree burns to chest in 2012, my pin point radiation to my back in 2014 was much better only side effect was bad fatigue.
Over 6 weeks--it was very sci-fi--but ok
Radiation. Linear accelerator every day for 10 days. I had a UTI & had to be admitted for 5 days Then went back for 3 days.
Radiation starting 1/19/2012
I officially start radiation tomorrow. I do like my Radiation Oncologist. He is pretty cool.
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.
35 treatments for unrelated cancer in 2000 35 treatments for first bc diagnosis in 2005
dates to be announced ;-)
When first I went for radiation it was as I was just bloating with fluid from chemo side effects so had to wait and when I went to re-do markers they said markers were now in place so I was able to continue so that was oct/02 or thereabouts... Actually I improved while taking rad as I was so sick to start and on oxygen 24/7 I had some burns at the site and was tired as I had been in advance.
April through May 2012. Burns to chest and back, very painful, oozing burns but was able to work every day.
Radiation to Breast, axillary nodes (underarm) and supraclavicular nodes (above the collarbone)
28 radiation treatments, then 8 boosts.
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.
Nov/07 PBR(partial Breast Radiation) 1 week = two times a day.
6 1/2 weeks of radiation in August, 2008
radiation 33 treatments april-May 2016 got burned around week 3 had to stop for a week
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.
33 laser targeted treatments. The staff is very nice. Hard to explain the treatments are quick! I used a mix of 100% jojoba oil & 100% vitamin E oil slathered on at least 4 times per day. I had only a minor sunburn effect except the last week I got a blister on the area of the lumpectomy I think because they were targeting only that area.
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from August to October, 2009. I have a fair complexion so I did burn from the radiation and did have fatigue, but overall I didn't have that many problems with radiation.
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
3 months of conformal radiation at Tufts New England The radiation caused the bladder cancer and much irritation
brachytherapy sept 2015 urination difficulty after, subsided a week later with pills
I had 38 radiation treatments in 2016. It made me feel very fatigued and other painful side effects.
N/A Radiation poisons; cannabis cures.
None. Had surgery not worked I would have been put on radiotherapy but thankfully it was not needed.
Burning senceation when urinating May 2000 to July 2000
40 treatments in 2005. Difficulty holding bladder.
41 sessions to pelvis area and prostate, using Orbit Arc, some side effects; dizziness, burns, medications helped ease the process
The 39 trip to Radiation treatments were pretty anticlimactic. Thank god my job worked with me and let me leave early each day. Can't imagine if they didn't worked with me. I was lucky there! Never had any pain from the treatment and very little if any side affects. They is nothing to be worried about in this treatment as far as I'm concerned.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, 36 treatments, Sep 20-Nov 8, 2011. Side effects: genital shrinkage and permanent loss of my pubic hair.
Due to have in May 2014
Brachytherapy 10 yrs ago. Recurrence 2 years ago
to my back, ten treatments, now i need to self catherize and have a blood clot in my entire right leg
February 2003. Side Effects - ED, Tiredness, fatigue, hot flushes, Radiation burns to anus and buttocks, rectal leaking and short term memory loss.
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
4-12-10 targeted therapy radiation
35 treatments daily for 7 weeks 1998
October 2008 Radiation. Max dose. She can never receive it again.
Weill have gamma Knife radiation to brain lesions
Radiation started 10/10/07 and I go M-F once a day for 6 weeks
None to date - The surgeon and oncologist felt that I should wait before starting chemo or radiation and be on the anti-fungal medication, indicating at least a year, to see if once the infection was gone, the remaining spots in my lungs would be gone. In January of 2010, I lost my job, medical insurance and the financial ability to continue the meds. I've recovered enough to find work and have been there long enough to receive medical insurance...now to find the courage to return to the doctor and take up where we left off, uhhh less the pre-existing conditions...to be continued...
35 radiation treatments, some sore throat and trouble swalowing.
Starting radiation with my second chemo on the 24th of august 2010
Ten whole-head treatments ending on 22 April 2010. Side Effects - loss of hair.
Will start this next week.
15 days of 30 treatments. Extreme nausea-vomiting ribs and back hurt from A:cancer B:radiation C:surgery D: all above
Mevatron radiation for brain on Nov 22, 2012
I started radiation treatments on October 25, 2010. I'm not sure what all of this means but my total dose is 6,120cgy. I have 34 treatments total; so I receive 180cgy a day, monday through friday. So I should finish around December 13, 2010 depending on if I miss any days or if my oncologist wants to change my plan. My side affects aren't too bad. I already have some shortness of breath so I don't think it is from the radiation. I have really sensitive skin so It is kind of red, so the therapists gave me some cream to rub on it. They mentioned that my skin will get worse before it gets better.
Feb. 24, 2009 Gamma knife radiation perfexion treatment The procedure is nothing short of a miracle in technology, however it requires a metal `cage` to be attached to your skull. That process is brutal, as it the pressure release when it is removed. But they got em' so it was worth it :)
radiation starts on March 8th
Radiation 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.
What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Will Complete 20 rounds in July 2015
Only side effect to radiation therapy is loss of hair in my neck area, which is a poasitive as I did not need to shave my face for several months. Hair is slowly growing back, which tells me that laser hair removal is not permanent, so stop throwing your money away and keep waxing which I am sure is cheaper. How I know this? I have 2 daughters, LOL.
Had TOMOTHERAPY without any known side affects
luckily for me , i don't have to undergo radiation
May 11th 2016 we decide to not have the external beam radiation recommended by our Oncologist.
20 sessions of radiotherapy on my mediastinal mass which caused damage to my left lung and heart in May - June 2012. The side effect I had was tiredness.
23 rounds of radiation on my neck and shoulder.
Expected January 2013 x 30 days.
23 radiation sessions
Intensity modulated radiation therapy, June 7th- July 12th 2012.
4000 rads finished 3/2015. major burns now just weird tan
Radiation therapy was (25) Involved Field Radiation over 5 weeks, March 29th through May 2nd 2012. The radiation treatment itself was painless, although the mask and tongue guard were uncomfortable. The side effects were progress skin burns, mouth sores, difficulty swallowing, and nausea. The side effects subsided a couple of weeks after treatment ended.
Bunch of long words
I hear you're pretty pukey but thats about it. Oh and it melts your innards and body externally.
Radiation daily for 3 weeks ending 28/6/2012
not part of treatment
Zevlin. Horrible pain in my feet, very slow recovery, severe fatigue
3 docs said yes, 3 docs said no, so I did not have radiation after chemo treatments proved decent
None yet, though I get some if chemo doesn't kick it.
June 30th 2009, forgot how much the dose was, it was everyday for the whole two months. Side effects: burned skin, loss of appetite, hair loss, sore throat, gastric pain.
Yes, radiation on both sides, and I have had breast cancer on both sides.
All of feb thirty days. Nausea and tired.
What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
My husband had radiation at the site of his neck surgery.
no treatment yet?
No chemo no radiation
10 days of radiation,difficult to say what side effects were from Radiation, Sutent (oral chemo) or Aredia (IV drip for bones)
Radiation on femur
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
will be starting after Christmas
Oct 12-Nov 2, 2015 chemo- xeloda- so far, no side effects
Every other day radiation
Mom chose not to do radiation
Will begin in three weeks as I di the implants on 11th Of Oct not sure what is next
Radiation to start on Oct.25th for new tumor on 1st surgical bed thats not responding to other treatments..
Radiation was given at UPMC Shadyside after a bad bleeding episode. We were told radiation could stop the bleeding but with too much could make it worse.
Dec 15 to feb 2016 weight loss, pain, diminished appetite.
No. Maybe after chemo.
Radiation - Jan 2013-March 2013; Reported weight loss, nausea, some disorientation on dehydration.
no radiation or anything else just chemo
Radiation Therapy June 2011 for 5 weeks
Radiation followed first course of chemotherapy, and was given for 28 days in September 2010
Radiation - 6/14/10 to 7/22/10 Monday through Friday: Had some bad mornings starting about halfway through, but always seemed to feel better after his treatment. At night, the upset stomach side effects would kick in.
What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Loss of taste, acute mucositis, loss of hair at back or neck, blistering of throat.
35 Rads Mid - 5 days a week for 7 weeks. started July 2008 - OK at first - Got weaker- drove myself first couple of weeks- lost good judgment- totaled my car- wife drove me after that...got down to an old man's shuffle at the end.
35 IMRT treatments Dates: starting late August and ending November 11, 2011. Side Effects include; Dry mouth especially at night weak weight loss and muscle atrophy loss of appetite (food just tastes bad period) Mucus in mouth during the day
Hoping to avoid.
25 treatments, 9 days in every 2 weeks - partial hair loss, starting 1st week in February this year, finishing March 18th
37 radiation treatments from late Sept to the end of November of 2007. Side effects all my saliva gland were destroyed. I can't hardly eat anythin because I have no saliva. swallowing is hard. I also have a different voice now. People call me sir all the time. And I stay tired still. Nerves are shot and now taking anti- depressants
June 2009. not many, all related to not being able to swallow without pain. Important to get help, magic mouth wash, pain meds. Liquid diet essential
33 IMRT Start date 3/18/2011. Mouth sores ( treating with Manuka honey ) stiffness in operated areas, fatigue, some hairloss in zapped area - so far not too bad... No burns yet. No taste.. Ugh!
21days, 2 per day starting in August. Side Effects: Currently, have no saliva glands working, have only 50% of my taste buds working, have no beard below my lower lip and in a circle to include the back of the neck.
What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
No radiation done
None to date
Radiation therapy to the abdominal/pelvic area; diarrhea, abdominal cramping
Radiation is every two weeks for me. I suffer from extreme fatigue and almost like a sunburn on the area.
Radiation is new for me so Ill let you know as we get there
Fatigue nausea diarrhea dental problems severe digestion issues
august 09: radiation in my stomach, new tumor 6 cm
TBD, Feb 2016 - Brain
What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Soon to start high dose of Radioactive Iodine. Meet with doctor next week.
Rad 131 2 times
I had a very soft tone voice for about 4 months after surgery.
11/06 - Radioactive Iodine 105 McI 7/08 - Radioactive Iodine 158 Mcl - temporary blockage of saliva glands (3 & 5 months later)
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 July 7. 2014. A little nausea and some loss of taste. Still waiting for that to return.
7/20/10: Radioactive Iodine Therapy
Radioactive iodine therapy Dec. 17, 2013. April 15, 2014
I will begin within a month
100 mCu I-131, Oct. 1, 2008. I-123 scans April 2009 and Oct. 2009.
RAI treatment - July 2011. No side effects.
Jan 13th 2012 first round of I-131 - Loss of taste buds, bad taste in my mouth, nausea, swollen glands, and sore throat.
Will begin Radioactive Iodine Treatment after the second surgery.
Radioactive Iodine (52.1 mCi), 7/31/15
Ouch March 2009 Pain in my neck, face, and teeth
Radioactive Iodine on August 2, 2010. I was very sick to my stomach for about 5 days.
Eight weeks after surgery I had to go in for a Radioactive iodine treatment. The hardest part of this was being away from my family for a week. In regards to side effects, I had some sores in my mouth and an upset stomach for a few weeks.
8/30/11: I recieved the I-123 scan. 9/2/11: I had I-131 treatment, which is a radioactive iodine pill that kills off the cancerous thyroid tissue. The only side effect that I expericenced was a temporary loss of taste.
Radiactive Iodine - February 2007.
May 1, 2014
RAI in June. Ultasound last week (Feb. 2012) no side effects
December 12, 2012, no side effects
RAI, 9/24/14, nausea (lots of it), slight headache, very loose bowels (too much info?)
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.
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.
What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Left skull base October'09. Dehydration, hair loss, weight loss, ringing in ears with a pressure that felt as though ears were going to explode. Blisters on ears both inside and out and raw peeling facial skin. January '10 another round of 15 treatments on pelvic area and spine. Unable to walk, numbness of entire lower body and left leg. Effects still going on to left side of body. Feet freeze like they are always in a vat of ice. They are very heavy feeling as though they are being dragged. Hole through the center of back. I assume this is where the radiation burned thru the body.
Doctor saids he want help.
Radiation began 6.21.13 - Extreme Tiredness, nausea, that is when he essentially stopped eating.
radiation 1989 - ignorance is bliss....I didn't find the treatment too bad, maybe 'cos I'm able to block out the "what if" questions (or as my wife prefers to put it, I am too stupid to get worried)
What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
August and September 2007, Hair loss at site, nausea, redness and burning at site. August 2009, Minimal Side Effects
in midst of this now, won't know side effects for months afterwards, but believing in God that there will not be any!
IMRT - 7/18/16 - 8/25/16
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.
DATES: Jan06 - Mar06 Side Effects: Hair loss, metalic taste when receiving radition, nausea, sensitivity to sun
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.
Mom had radiation - only hair loss. Dad had radiation - trouble swallowing.
Nausea, Vomiting, Fever, Chills
33 sessions targeted computerized radiation with mask began September, 2006 Side effects: extreme fatigue, partial loss of hair, dry itchy scalp, burned scalp
11/06-12/06 tolerated radiation and low dose of temodar quite well until the 4th week, then he became extremely fatigued.
6-08 IMRT, It made me tired!
Microradiosurgery done in Singapore. Given 30 Gys in 10 fractions. Started on April 15, 2009. Hair loss in some places.
February-April 2013 lost hair, sore throat, skin burns
brain damage, vision change and partial hearling loss
Radiation - 6 weeks ends August 24th
6 weeks of Radiation. finished last treatment 6-28-2011
5 minutes of radiation on my brain. February 2,2010
i had radiation of the brain and spine -> Damaged hair follicles, burnt skin, swelling. Chemotherapy and Chemo boosts -> foot drop, blood damaged
42 days of radiation. Lost my hair, fatique, nausea, headaches.
every 5 days then off for two days for a period of 3 weeks. Loss of hair and VERY tired afterwards
Picking neuro-oncology now
5940cg craniospinal radiation. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. New York, NY. 33 treatments. Start date: 02/14/96. End date: 03/30/96.
30 treatments in March/April 09 with headaches, loss of appetite, increased thirst, feeling of being hot
Just started radiation on 1/3/2011 Completed Radiation on 2/17/2011
What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
To start 9/1/15
Was nauseated after almost every session. Due to the back pain it was extremely hard to get from the stretcher to the table. It always felt like i was getting stabbed in the back. Loss of appetite.
one very strong round of total body lymphathic radiation
November 2010. No side effects.
What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
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.
Bad Burns from radiation (37 treatments). Low energy..or should we say NO energy!
Started October 28,2009 28 treatments M-F
6 weeks of Radiation caused pelvis degeneration leading to significant and continuous back pain
Radiation- 12/23/13-02/05/2014- burns, pealing skin, PAINFULL bowl movements for 2 or 3 weeks
No radiation ever.
28 doses of radiation.
Radiation therapy for six weeks resulting in damage to bladder and intestines.
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.
25 days of radiation before surgery. I had alot pain going to restroom in final days of radiation.
external, 5 days a week. Completed 9 of 28 treatments. So far so good... only side effect todate is fatigue.
Radiation- 6 weeks, June 22-July 31, local skin irritation/hair loss,
4th week in radiation
I started readiation on christmas eve 2008. I felt a itching feeling in the area that had been treated but that was about it. As I have more treatments I will blog more info.
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 started Jan. 23 2012 28 sessions. Diarrhea and total burning of skin.
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.
SBRT-nausea, gastric pain Just about to have SIRT and am very excited because this will treat my whole liver and I am feeling positive that maybe this will slow down the recurrence.
12/06 to lower back, fatigue, 1/11 to brain and ribs, fatigue
Started Radiation on July 18,2016
This was the worse part...skin peeled away and very sore.
Fatigue, a hot tush
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).
What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
i will tell you
Radioactive spheres injected into the liver. May and September 2009. Thought it had worked but didn't
What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
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.
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.
Internal and external radiation 5 days awesome for 20 minutes
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!).
internal radiation is the worst thing in the world. i called it the lightning rod treatment
Internal and External Radiaiton-2nd and 3rd degree burns on affected area-very painful
August, Sept, and Oct radiation. Side effect is lymphedema in my left leg.
constipated then diarrhea symptoms like a bladder infection but 1000000 times worse tired
started 1/6/09: fatigue and upset stomach, loose bowels
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
IMRT started 7/7/08
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.
Just started Radiation, Monday Wed Fri for 10 wks Increased nausea!!!
Started 6/03/09 finished 7/15/09 ... 28 days IMRT pelvic radiation. Side effect- too many to list, skin burns, constant extreme diahrrea, urinary burning, hair loss in radiation area, nausea and vomiting... TIRED (unlike anything I've ever known!!)
I'll be having radiation and Chemo after surgery (Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! LOL)
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!
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.
fatigue, constant nausea, uncontrollable bowels, diahrea from hell!, dehydration. A couple of blisters on my hiney. The good news: the bleeding stopped after the second radiation treatment. Brachytherapy, 4 sessions, was interrupted for a blood transfusion for critical low blood cell counts.
Nausea and fatigue, Extreme Vomiting, Neuropathy
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)
diarrohea and severe pain of the bowel and stomach cramps, off food for a few weeks
Full radiation daily 6 weeks , 3 internal radiation treatments
What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Nov 30th-Jan 14, 2010 Neck and lower face was a serious sunburn, Lots of swelling on the inside, no appetite-lose your taste buds where everything tastes like card board. Fatigue that is hard to describe.
35 radiation treatments starting May 2
36 total radiation sessions February 02 - March 25, 2011. After about 13 sessions my throat pain required ongoing codeine relief, and the skin on my neck began showing signs of intensifying sunburn. By the end of February my voice went missing and is just starting to return as June begins.
First treatment December 19,2011
What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Recieved 4 days of fullbody radiation for the Bone Marrow Transplant. I actually didn't feel too bad but the fatigue was huge.
Treatment for osteosarcoma, three years ago.
No radiation so far. Thank God!!
Total Body Irradiation, June 2012. Side effects: vomiting, ovarian failure (now on hormone replacement therapy)
January 2010. Nausea. Later/cataracts. General weakness
What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
had no treatment
What Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Never had any
Total Body Irradiation, 8/10/10-8/13/10. Felt a little tired. Make sure you eat well prior to radiation treatments. I got a little "sun burn."
Full-body radiation 2 times daily for 4 days. Dry mouth and ulcers in the throat and intestines.
What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Began 1/23/2012; End date scheduled for 3/5/2012
28 treatments IMRT by end of 2nd week burning, itching, diarrhea last treatment 12/6/2010
Unknown - just starting out
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.
Some of the terms are slightly different. I have had Mitomycin in the first week plus 5FU, then just 5FU in the fifth week. I'm not sure what ER and a few others terms refer to, but will find out. The size of my tumour is 2cm by 2cm by 5cm, so I've selected something close to this. There appears to be a difference in opinion as to whether or not it has spread to my nodes in my groin and around my bowel area, as this did not show up in the PET. But the MRI did show swollen glands. The treatment is the same regardless, so I'm not too bothered by this lack of clarity at this stage. Medicine is an inexact science after all! I was going to take a break, but discussed it with my doctor. I'm in my last week of treatment now. He described three separate analysis of patients that had taken a week or two week break mid-cycle (same cancer, same cycle as mine). Two showed a marked difference in outcome between those who took a break and those that did not take a break. Overall (allowing for individual variation), those that took a break had a worse outcome than those who continued without a break. The third study that he conducted over a ten year period showed no difference between the two groups. However, I prefer the cautionary approach and am continuing to the end, with new painkillers and anti-nausea drugs and am doped to the gills to get me through!
To start on 4th April 2011
6 weeks started 25.07.2016
3rd degree burns on my butt and pubic area.
IMRT radiation therapy for a total of 7 weeks. The extra week was because of the size of my tumor (8 cm). I had to take a break after 5 1/2 weeks and was in the hospital for 11 days due to uncontrollable watery diarrhea, neutropenia, and burns from the radiation. I finished up the remaining days of radiation after I got out of the hospital.
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.
35 days of radiation
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.
November 22 - January 12 30 treatments total (Chemo pump first and final week of treatment) Treatment was suspended for 5 days due to drop in blood counts from chemo. Burned areas during the last days of treatment causing TEMPORARY painful bowel movements and urination. I have just entered the worse of the worst days and can't wait to get through the weekend. Come on Monday!
Trilogy machine, began January 5, ongoing. Sores in mouth.
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.
24 sessions of radiation starting 2/11/09 ending 3/14/09
6 weeks everyday except weekends Aug.29-Oct.12
Radiotherapy with Mitomycin 15th Dec 2014 - 21st Jan 2015 From session 12 itching and then burning, splits appearing around session 17 , sore to urinate and have bms. At session 20 I was ready to give up! I was encouraged to continue. Fissure is still a problem so bms can still be painful. Body hair went and is still rather mutant!
Six weeks, June 28 - August 4 - side effects, which included burns, bladder inflammation, diarrhea, and fatigue, really kicked in at the last week of treatment. Over the two and a half years since, side effects have included vaginal stenosis, pelvic stiffness (despite daily exercise) and radiation-induced cystitis. I consulted with a physical therapist for exercises to reduce the stiffness, and wow, do they hurt! Managing the bowels is sometimes a challenge although after nearly 5 years it is getting better. I don't think I ever paid so much attention to my body indicators (certainly not my rear end) before this.
28 radiation treatments started on 10/27/14. Brutal skin changes (pelvic area) by treatment #7. Last treatments (chemo and radiation) 12/5/14.
Radiation - 28 treatments, burns/blisters
5 1/2 weeks of daily treatment, 28 doses to begin on Feb 20, 2012. 5040 gy. total.
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.
6 weeks of radiation or 30 treatments
What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
2002 45 mins a day, 5 days a week, for 6 weeks. Burns
What Eye and Orbit Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
20 radiation treatments from august through to sept.A bit of burning and very tired, mouth ulcers as well.
Plaque brachytherapy - July 2003. Plaque inserted on Friday morning and removed Monday night. Long, long weekend in isolation and having to carry a geiger counter around. Eye was puffy, bloodshot for a long time, painful and vision deteriorated quite rapidly. Now have retinal detachment, pretty lousy vision in that eye and grey areas on the sclera (white of the eye) that may be burns from the cauterisation tool or where the sclera has thinned due to the radiation. Last November (2007), it was noticed that the edge of the tumour is still growing in some areas and I have therefore had to have these treated with Transpupillary Thermotherapy (laser).
What Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Radiation therapy starts tomorrow. 33 treatments @ 200 for a total of 6600.
What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
IRMT concurrent with Eributx for 6 weeks - this is when the real effects started kicking in. Massive burns inside mouth made eating impossible, burns on outside of neck, had feeding tube in stomach. All in all, lost 75 pounds. Still have constant dry mouth which makes sleeping impossible.
IMRT - 35 treatments over 7 weeks
Meeting with Radiation Therapist on May 3rd to determine how much treatment will be necessary.
33 radiation treatments, July 6-Aug 19
radiation therapy ending 5/29/12
1st" dec 2002 - Jan 2003 to neck - saliva affected, have little saliva have to clean mouth all the time. 2nd round: Dec 2008 to lump in throat as x-ray showed nodules in both lungs
Radiation given from January to April 20 Side effects: loss of saliva, vomiting, weakness, dehydration, esophagus shrinkage
Started radiation on 11/4/13 after 6 weeks on induction chemo
35 days of head radiation, dramatic weight loss, burned skin, mouth and throat, had peg tub placed.
What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Two weeks of radiation was fine. Fatigue.
29 treatments over 6 week period
Too many radiation treatments to count.
5 weeks of radiation September - October, 2012. Very tired. No burns at all to skin. I did what the doctors/nurses told me to do! Very, very sore throat. Could barely swallow but forced soft foods the entire treatment.
37 sessions, sore throat, leathery skin, itchy skin
The Radiation burned my throat and cause my taste bud to malfunction I had to be tube fed for about 4 months I will suffer for dry mouth for life I'm told.
Radiation to esophagus and abdominal lymph node March/April 2008 Radiation to supraclavicular lymph node January/February 2009
radiation from 11/1/97 to 12/15/97
What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Treatments began on April 4, 2011
Yes - 27 daily treatments beginning 2-16-11
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,
35 daily Radiation Treatments, extreme sore throat at the 3rd week. My biggest challenge was phlem that collected in my throat, causing coughing, sleep deprivation, and breathing difficulties. Lost 32lbs and was put on a G tube and Narcotics as needed, which has been every 4 hours. Lost hair on the back of my head, but that is supposed to come back.
Radiation 6600 to tonsilar bed 6000 to involved neck side 5000 to opposite neck side
Unable to have any additional radiation with this new diagnosis.
Start date 10/28/08
2/3/14 - 3/19/14 : 30 Radiation treatments (Tomo) Too many side effects to list. See post on 3/19/14 for top ten list.
IMRT (proton) to neck region. Total 70 Grey in worst area, 62 Grey in least radiated area. Got severe radiation burns to my neck which manifested in the last few days of treatment, and took 2 months to completely heal. No oral lesions (I applied aloe vera directly to my gums immediately upon getting off the table following each IMRT). The biggest side effect was damage to my taste and salivary glands, and to my soft plalate. Taste was completely gone from 4th week to one month following completion of treatment, then slowly returned (to some extent). Thick ropy mucus seems to be forever.
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
6 weeks of radiation. Dry mouth, fatigue.
35 Radiation treatments January 14th through March 8th 2013
Scheduled 7 weeks IMRT start 3/19
after 10 treatments I developed a sore throat and sores in my mouth. My tongue feels as if it was on fire.
Completed May 18, 2012
I had 40 days of IMRT from below my cheek bones to above my shoulders starting in September 2006. Around day 25 i developed 2nd degree burns and was admitted to the hospital for about 10 days to recover. A mild case of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome they said. Long lasting side effects are dry mouth and difficulty swallowing.
Radiation treatments 35, side effects severe like sunburn, sore throat, couldn't eat for months, swollowing very difficult. I'm going to loose my teeth decaying at a fast rate and nothing they can do for me. Dentures will be my next step and not sure if they will work with no saliva gland. Destroyed saliva glands, thyroid, and teeth.
35 Radiations, starting July 15, 2014
Did excellant from Radiation (33) treatments.
Radiation began on 8/31 with 35 treatments to follow.
Radiation day 16. Sore throat no taste loss of saliva fatigue
Six weeks radiation estimated to begin week of 9/10/12
30 days radiation
first three weeks we're a breeze until we hit 4th week. she felt nauseous, blisters in her throat,mouth,and then when we hit the 5th week her skin broke open on the outside. from the bottom of her ears, to her chest. this is from june til july 9th 08
I no longer have saliva, the taste of food is terrible. My thyroid is out of whack!
What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
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
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.
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
5 sessions of High Dose Brachytherapy will be done between 3rd & 4th chemo sessions (mid-June).
Started radiation in mid-June 2009 - 25 treatments are planned
August 14th 29 days and then 2 internal treatments. Side effects irritated skin, diarrhea, less energy.
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.
recommended to start in July
First reccurence internal and external beam radiation for 32 days. Blisters, burns, yeast infection. Vaginal stenosis, loss of energy, chrnoic bowel issues and left side pelvic pain.
Started 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.
Don't know yet...
25 external and 3 internal radiation March - April 2011 horrible burning and pain.
Started pelvic Aug 2, 2009 for 28 days. Finished with no side effects!
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
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.
annoyed bowels, extreme fatigue
IMRT to Para Aortic Lymph Node May-June 2015. Mostly nausea, some diarrhea, fatigue.
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
5-6 weeks of radiation planned after chemo is completed
10/2009 - no side effects
July-Aug 2014; few side effects
Haven't started yet. Need advice.
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.
Nov-Dec 2014 - 25 days pelvic radiation + 4 x brachytherapy
What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Radiation (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy)
Like having a severe sunburn on the back of my throat. I could not even swallow my own saliva. I lost 30 pounds and became extremely dehydrated.
5 weeks of radiation - feeling tired and extremely fatigued after the sessions were over, radiation burns on back on leg that developed into very painful blisters. Radiation oncology nurse was so caring -- she made up an ointment to use that took away the pain and helped with the healing.
16/10/11- 36 treatments which turned into 42 treatments, side effects.... I got tired straight after, started to open back up my surgery scar, hard to walk, very painful towards the end!
Photon therapy 10/15 to 12/4/15
Radiation May 28/15 to July 2/15
Radiation I had every day at Palmerston North Hospital for 7 weeks - that was the maximum I could have before it gave me cancer!! Started in early Feb 2009 through until April 2009. I got extremely tired, exhausted with no energy at all! I also got a small radiation burn, but was controlled with creams and ABs.
I start exact radiation on 6-19-2012 for 6 weeks
July, august 2016 blistering, pain
December 2012-February 2013 Proton Beam Radiation, Massachusetts General Hospital
25 session of Radio Therapy started on 16th May and finished on 20th June. Very little side effects, slight redness in the skin near the end of the course of Radio Therapy
Radiation from November 2010 - January 2011. Radiation burns toward the end, low blood counts, and always tired.
Radiation treatments started February 4 and end on March 23, 2011. My prescription is 66Gy over (7weeks) 33 treatments. Locally, the area being treated hurt pretty bad from being burnt to a crisp, but otherwise I still had lots of energy and I felt great.
25 treatments; minor hyperpigmentation towards the end, but very minimal side effects
Radiation everyday for 30 days in March 2012 - a little nauseous, but was monitored for this, so scaring - a breeze compared to Chemotherapy
What Parotid Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Radiation. November-January (5 days a week for 6 weeks) Side effects: fatigue, metallic taste in my mouth, redness and swelling of face and neck, skin discoloration, dry mouth.
December 14, 2015
1st treatment 9/12/12 left jaw in pain from being stretched open and pushed by the mask; by 10th treatment, almost impossible to swallow, even water, because throat is so tight and sore and mouth & tongue are so sore
Radiation 4/04 on breast. Burned skin Radiation 9/12 on spine. Relieved pain in spine Radiation 11/12 on hip. Relieved pain in hip
What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
could have had radiation but chose Mohs surgery
What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Every day, Monday through Friday, starting May 4, 2010. Side effects are extreme sore throat, dry mouth, fatigue, loss of taste buds. Taking pain meds for throat pain. The worst part for Tim is wearing the radiation mask.
Months of radiation that covered both my head and chest area. I no longer have salivary glands and I suffer from dry mouth (xerostomia) -- which means that I drink about a gallon to a gallon and a half of liquid every day. Taste has dramatically diminished and has been altered.
April 22nd 2008 through June 4th 2008. It's hell. But you're in a blur of misery. A few months later your a better person, grateful for the blessings you have in life. Still working on regaining my saliva.
Radiation therapy due to start approximately 6 weeks after surgery, September 2016
IMRT. 35 sessions. Receiving daily. Sores in the mouth began appearing by session 10, but tautness of the palate was felt by session 5. Dryness in the mouth had become quite noticable by the second week, but Biotene and similar products helped with that. Gels, oral rinses, throat numbbng spray used as a gargle all helped. Propel and similar water products made swallowing easier.
I think 35 doses of radiation. Long term side effects: dry mouth, hypothyroidism, labile blood pressure (which resulted in an aneurysm on my ascending aorta), lots of cavities, and possibly sleep apnea (I don't know if this was before or after cancer, but was diagnosed afterwards).
Started December 14, 2010. Five days a week treatment. Severe oral mucositis and recently the first week of January, 2011 developed chronic skin abrasions on my chin and upper lip area, which made me look a monster! That being treated with bactroban.
Radiation for 33 times
TOMO Radiation started Feb 23, 35 treatments that are Mon-Fri until April 12th.
Due to having a bit of tumor left, I am waiting to find out if I will need radiotherapy.
I'm at #17 out of 35. Burning and dry mouth.
IMRT radiation started 11/17/09. Side effects were almost immediate - nausea and tiredness. Not too long before I lost all appetite. Thank goodness I have a PEG tube.
1997 - later side effects - 1999 Thyroid - placed on meds...2005 narrowed carotid artery plus first aspiration pneumonia. 2009, 2011, 2012 three more aspiration pneumonia. Placed on Feed Tube 2012.
NONE - Refused radiation on six separate ocassions
April - June 2009 Loss of Taste - most regained Loss of Saliva Production - some regained 35 Exposures Amifostine Injections to the Abdomin each day
Start date 12-29-14
What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Side affects were hideous.. She experienced a very deep painful burn on her neck.plus a percutaneous endoscopic (PEG)
35 radiation treatments with a break for 10 days due to severe burns. Insisted on getting biafine. Cleared all burns in 3 days with no peeling.
Burns on right side of neck. Mouth and tongue sores. Thick mucus
30 radiation treatments completed on October 16. Still have pain and discomforts along neck dissection. Cannot eat solid foods and speaking is difficult. Excess salvia makes talking hard.
Severe burns. Burn team called in to treat my face and neck. Thick ropey saliva, horrible mouth sores, feeding tube, trachea.
Radiation to begin next week, 5 days a week. Began on 8/23/12.
71/2 weeks of radiation therapy from April 2-May 28 2016.
Radiation not required
30 sections of radiotherapy to mouth / tongue area. Was fixed to the table using a mask and a device to keep my tongue in position. Planning started Late Match 2010, treatment started April 2010 for 6 weeks on weekdays. Significant difficulty eating and drinking. Longer term fatigue persistent for around 4 years post treatment.
I've already been through IMRT (radiation) for Tonsil Cancer in 2009. So, they can not do radiation to the same part of the body twice.
July 6 Radiation and 1st Chemo begins
Radiation on neck 5 days a week for five more weekws
Radiation Treatment May of 2012 to June 2012. Mouth was burned from radiation. Lost of taste buds. Fast forward two years. I have taste buds again.
I started My radiation the first week in July and had alot of side effects. Many many sores in my mouth and thrush constantly. Also i was told i was very sensitive to the radiation and had so many sores and burns on my neck. I have a lot of scaring left.
Seven weeks Jan 4 thru Feb 19, Mon-Fri of TOMO radiation. At the end, severe burnt neck especially my right neck area. Severe sore throat.
What Nose Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Radiation side effects included loss of taste, trouble chewing, sore gums and teeth
What Ear Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Proton Therapy test
What Jaw Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Dry mouth, and due to the radiation I have osteonecrosis of the jaw and now in hyper baric chamber treatments so I can have all my teeth removed as they are all falling out on there own.
What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
I will start radiation after the chemo ends!
28th July, 2015.
Low dose radiation therapy of 18 days duration.since it was given to the neck region after a week throat becomes dry and it pains while swallowing food followed by gastric and severe acidity.
No never had radiation.
I didn't have an side effects from the radiation!
Received 5 weeks of localized radiation to the chest
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
What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
Radiation and Proton therapy, summer 2015, eyes/head; mental side effects, memory loss, hair loss, weight loss.
I was supposed to receive cranial radiation, but my doctor didn't find it necessary since there were no blasts in my spinal fluid.
June 28, 2010-June 31, 2010 - IBR - twice a day for 15-20 minutes a session.
What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
iam a nice girl loking for man
What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.
No Radiation, Chemotherapy or any medical treatment was used during entire course of cancer
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