What to expect from treatment and ways to cope with side effects.
Posted on: Nov 5, 2019 10:37AM
I just talked to my radiation team yesterday, and my plan is 20 rounds on daily schedule, which means four weeks. My surgical margin is negative but close, and I have one positive node which is 3mm.
I did not spend much effort on radiation study, chemo option already messed up my life totally. I even forgot the detailed area they will do, but I think whole breast and armpit area. How many rounds you have? I know as technology's big improvement, nowadays radiation is also becoming easier.
By the way, I am in Vancouver BC, nurse said only BC Cancer Agency has radiation facility, so all patients from surrounding cities come to Vancouver for treatment.
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Dec 21, 2019 10:32PM redhead403 wrote:
i had a 2nd opinion. First RO said 25 including boost. I went to see about proton beam therapy. The RO at Mayo said i wasn't candidate for proton beam therapy and recommended photons hypofractionated 15 treatments with no boost i am not sure what to do. My cancer was small superior margin wasn't clear. No chemo and wont be taking any AI s. Without Hrt I'm a miserable human being. With arimidex, I can't imagine
Jun 12, 2020 02:07PM LB13 wrote:
I had 30: 25 full breast and five boosts.
Finished on Tuesday, June 9th.
I am raw.... using SIlvadene prescription creme and telfa pads.
Jun 29, 2020 11:10PM msphil wrote:
hello sweetie I had 7wks rads that was back in 1994. Praise God. I'm a 26yr Survivor this yr. msphil idc stage2 0/3 nodes 3 3mo chemo before and after Lmast then got married we were planning our 2nd marriages at diagnosis. Then 7wks rads and 5yrs on Tamoxifen