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Has anyone had 35 rounds of radiation ? Scared, heard negative things. Please help , any advice would be helpful

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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 8 years
 
  • Nancy Ries Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Carla, I had 30 radiation treatments Starting in November of last year. The treatments take time out of every day but mine were short time wise. If your treatment center runs on schedule, you can be in and out in thirty minutes or less. Best of luck.
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  • vicki e Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    That is a normal number. I had 36 treatments. The daily demand is the most difficult part and towards the end you will have some burns but the techs are really good about helping you manage them
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  • jan bursky Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I was diagnosed with stage 3 lobular cancer in oct 2010. I am under the impression that 35 rounds is the usual amount of time. Just try to stay focused on the fact that this is what you need to get rid of cancer cells. The end result is so worth it. Good luck to you and feel free to contact me.
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  • Lori S Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had 33 treatments with no major issues. There was some sunburn like issues, but all was manageable.
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  • Erin Timlin Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I am almost done with 28 treatments. I also had chemo and this is a breeze compared to that. The only thing is getting there every day which is getting a bit old, but the appointments are quick and easy. I have had no bad side effects aside from a little bit of fatigue very recently. Be sure to use the cream/ointment they give you for the area and drink lots of water - both things keep the skin hydrated to help minimize the burning effects that the radiation can have. No worries! You'll be fine! :)
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    It is an impprtant part of your tratment to wellness. It is very invasive to your time and it doesn't make you feel great but nesscesary.
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    The tattoos are so small you'll never see them. It is so much easire than chemo. Good luck.
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      My tattoos were't even permanent .

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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Isn't it weird how every body has such a differnt journy.

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  • Ali S Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I had 33. It was fine, just annoying to go everyday. Protect yor skin. I started using aloe day 1 and my skin didn't get too bad until the end. Adds to fatigue too. Cakewalk compared to chemo
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    My treatment had it down to a fine art. Never really sat down after putting on the gown. They were waiting for me with a smile. Only had 16 but really got attached to my techs. Caring and full of compassion and a wealth of talent and knowledge. If I had to do more I could even though i began with the side effects. Spent less than 10 minutes in the treatment room. I spent that time in gratitude for modern medicine. The 3 hour trip everyday became my role in getting well. You go girl and get well. Jo
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    • Nancy Ries Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Just like Jo, I became attached to my radiation techs. I had the same techs for each of my 30 treatments. During one treatment I let my mind wander to the whole overwhelming cancer experience. I had two tears roll down my cheek. Steve, the tech ,...

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      Just like Jo, I became attached to my radiation techs. I had the same techs for each of my 30 treatments. During one treatment I let my mind wander to the whole overwhelming cancer experience. I had two tears roll down my cheek. Steve, the tech , made a special point to ask if I was all right when he came in to adjust the machine. When I was finished, I missed the people not the treatment.

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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    My radiation was a piece of cake both times
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