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Topic: How many rounds of radiation you have?

Forum: Radiation Therapy - Before, During, and After —

What to expect from treatment and ways to cope with side effects.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2019 10:37AM

cathy67 wrote:


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.

Oncotype 6, Dx 08/06/2019, IDC, Right, 2.1 cm, Grade2, 1/1 nodes,ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/10/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 11/20/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Dec 21, 2019 08:07PM edwards750 wrote:

33 treatments. 8 years out this past August


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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

Surgery 4/16/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/9/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 11/7/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 1/6/2020 Whole-breast: Breast
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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.

Dx 1/28/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 2/25/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/28/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 6/11/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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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

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