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Topic: Missing radiation due to holiday/weather?

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

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

Posted on: Nov 30, 2019 09:42AM

Jlimo wrote:

Hey, all--

Just curious. I'm smack in the middle of my treatment plan--14 sessions down, 14 more to go.

The radiation oncology department was closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Now a major snowstorm is due to hit Sunday into Monday. My appointment is early Monday--at the height of the storm.

Early on, I asked what their weather policy was--they said "We're usually open, but use your judgement."

How big a deal is missing 5 days in a row?


Dx 7/30/2019, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 8/24/2019, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 8/30/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/13/2019 Lumpectomy: Left, Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 11/11/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 30, 2019 02:35PM Artista928 wrote:

I was told no big deal. 1 week into rads my lungs collapsed and was in the hospital a few days. Imo stay safe if they are open and it's bad out.

Dx'd at 50. Doing it all, all by myself. Stopped Letrozole after 5 weeks. Debilitating se's. Back on Tamox now. Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 8/6/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/1/2017 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant

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