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Topic: Question about RT - only 5 treatments/every other day

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

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

Posted on: Sep 9, 2020 12:49PM

kathinohio wrote:

I met with my RO after I had a lumpectomy on 8/5. At that time, she talked to me about a new RT where I would only need 5 treatments scheduled every other day.

Has anyone heard about this? Is there a specific name for it?

Dx 9/22/2011, DCIS, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 11/17/2011 Mastectomy: Left Dx 6/27/2020, IDC, Right, <1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+
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Sep 9, 2020 02:37PM kathinohio wrote:

I talked to her - it is called IMRT - Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy.

Still waiting on my oncotype score which will hopefully be low enough.

I start treatment next Wednesday and go every other day for 5 treatments.

Dx 9/22/2011, DCIS, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 11/17/2011 Mastectomy: Left Dx 6/27/2020, IDC, Right, <1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+

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