Topic: Radiation Therapy and Stage IV

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Posted on: Apr 13, 2010 07:07AM

Posted on: Apr 13, 2010 07:07AM

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Jun 16, 2010 11:12PM Mazy1959 wrote:

Thx Mods..good idea

I had 9 rads to my 5th lumbar and it helped some with the pain but didn't work near as well as the onc expected. It just kind of knocked the edge off of the pain. Hugs, Mazy

Bone marrow mets in 90% of bone marrow. Dx 3/6/2003, ILC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 12/19/2006, ILC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 4/25/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/4/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/9/2012 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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Jun 17, 2010 10:35AM dreamwriter wrote:

Could the swelling be a reaction to the radiation....?  I dont think you should think the worst so quickly - though we all tend to. 

Laugh until it really IS funny. Dx 12/20/2005, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 3, 18/18 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 21, 2010 10:25AM ChocolateLover wrote:

hi jleigh. when i had rads to neck and chest in 2008, rad.onc said the results could last from 2 mths to 2 yrs. i got 2mths. dont assume the worst, but get it checked out for sure. I've now had 2 other chemos and i'm feeling not bad on most days. hang in there!

Michelle. dx 1999. mets 2001 lymph,lung,bones. Paclitaxel, Caelyx and Gemcitabine; now Xeloda. Be the person your dog thinks you are. Dx 7/2001, IDC, 3cm, Stage IV, 11/27 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 24, 2010 09:08AM dreamwriter wrote:

Im back in radiation starting next monday.... six trips to the hospital... though one of those is for pamidronate (bone meds). Five for radiation to my left shoulder.  Plan to sleep the rest of the days away as each one requires early rising to get there.  Had to cancel all of my services except laundry... have to have that done.... hahahahah.

Laugh until it really IS funny. Dx 12/20/2005, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 3, 18/18 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 28, 2010 08:00PM Mazy1959 wrote:

Dream hugssssssssssss

Bone marrow mets in 90% of bone marrow. Dx 3/6/2003, ILC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 12/19/2006, ILC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 4/25/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/4/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/9/2012 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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Jul 12, 2010 10:02AM imbell wrote:

Had 20 rads to my sternum and T6. Sunburn that lasted 2 weeks. Not bad. Question: Finished May 21 but I have had travelling head, neck and jaw pain from the beginning and still ongoing. Scalp is also sore in spots and itchy. Is this a side effect? I have asked with no real response. The rads did work. I have an excellent surgeon I still see every 3 months. She was the one that pointed out to me that there was no bone bump on my sternum any longer. I just knew the shooting pains were gone.

Dx 9/10/2009, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 5/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 12, 2010 08:17PM Mazy1959 wrote:

Mary,

I didnt have traveling pains with rads at all..maybe someone else will come along who can shed some light on the subject. Hugs, Mazy

Bone marrow mets in 90% of bone marrow. Dx 3/6/2003, ILC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 12/19/2006, ILC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 4/25/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/4/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/9/2012 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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Jul 13, 2010 12:48PM jleigh wrote:

i had radiation to my sternum, scalp, and T6 & T7 too back in May. had pain right after each radiation and after radiation was complete.  the pain did last a couple of weeks. the pain was more in my sternum then anywhere else. they told me it was normal. hope this helps some!

jenn phelps Dx 2/12/2010, IDC, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 30, 2010 01:52AM - edited May 3, 2011 09:12PM by 01Alpenpfeilchen

currently pelvic rads for bone mets.

1stDX 01/08 IDC Stg.IIIb, Dx 8/6/2008, IDC, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Jul 30, 2010 08:47AM dreamwriter wrote:

I dont want to say this very loudly - because of radiation, I am currently pain free.  I still walk slower and cant do much but it is not due to pain.

Laugh until it really IS funny. Dx 12/20/2005, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 3, 18/18 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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