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Topic: Starting Radiation December 2019

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

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

Posted on: Dec 5, 2019 01:11PM

neeli wrote:

Hi All,

I will be starting radiation today. Just started the thread for folks starting radiation in december.

Dx 4/24/2019, DCIS/IDC, Right, Grade 3, 3/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 6/5/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 6/5/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 6/5/2019 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 10/16/2019 Mastectomy: Right Targeted Therapy 11/6/2019 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 12/5/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall
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Jan 16, 2020 08:24PM MikaMika wrote:

ChaClarey,

congrats!

Dx 8/2019, ILC, Stage IIA, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 17, 2020 11:13PM GenX68 wrote:

Congrats! Let the healing begin!

DX 10/21/19 ILC, lumpectomy and SNB 11/12/19; 1.6 CM, 0/3 nodes; HR+/ER+HER2-; reexcision 11/26/19; BRACA1/2 Neg; oncotype 12; Stage 1
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Jan 30, 2020 08:47AM ChaClarey wrote:

Hello all,

I am now two weeks post radiation and my underarm completely peeled, but is healing nicely and is no longer bright red. My nipple where I received my boosts is healing as well and is no longer red and oozing(tmi). I continue to have swelling in breast and underarm but hopefully it will decrease soonas well. I am surprised how tired I am right now, but all in all good. I hope you are all doing well.

Oncotype 16 Dx 8/16/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 9/17/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 10/22/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 12/13/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 1/22/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 2, 2020 02:45PM redhead403 wrote:

Are you still fatigued after radiation?

I have seen where it gets worse after radiation is complete. I am exhausted right now at 19 / 30. I hope it does get better for me after completion of radiation

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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Feb 2, 2020 03:03PM Rain88 wrote:

Redhead403, I still get tired, more then a month after I finished rads. I am usually in bed by 8:00 pm. It is much better though. I am only surprised by the zapping and burning sensations I get from time to time, as well as by the sorness and numbing in my arm. I thought it would all be gone by know. Over all not too bad though and I hope all SE will eventually fade and disappear all together. Lots of hugs!

Dx 7/2019, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right
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Feb 2, 2020 09:01PM redhead403 wrote:

Thanks hoping for the best 

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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Feb 3, 2020 09:04AM ChaClarey wrote:

Hello Redhead403,

I am still very fatigued 2 weeks out of finishing radiation. It’s all I can do to stay up til 8:30pm my usual bedtime used to be around 11pm. I am hoping it will subside soon.

Oncotype 16 Dx 8/16/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 9/17/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 10/22/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 12/13/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 1/22/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 3, 2020 06:07PM redhead403 wrote:

Darn hope you feel better soon 

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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Feb 3, 2020 08:17PM michrsm wrote:

In case anyone still out there, I found Gold Bond Exzema Relief formula with oatmeal very effective. :)

Surgery 10/15/2019 Lumpectomy: Left, Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 10/22/2019, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Dx 11/14/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC)
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Apr 7, 2020 11:10PM katej128 wrote:

I’m having Accelerated Whole Breast Irradiation With Hypofractionation Plus Concurrent Boost. I’ll have only 15 treatments starting next week. Cosmetic and functional outcomes are supposed to be the same or better.

Dx 10/21/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 11/19/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/29/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 4/13/2020 Whole-breast: Breast

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