• AmyK
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I find that my lower back aches and am using a couple of sitting aids that are helping.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • mrsdweber
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    almost 9 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Just hated to have to get up every morning every day to go to radiation for 8 weeks

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Poraku
    • Experience with Carcinoid Tumor, Colore...
    almost 9 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    discharges after one year,etc.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
    • Harold
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorec...
    almost 9 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I'm not sure of side effects. I blame chemo for all the negative side effects.

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Ruth77
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorec...
    about 9 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I was 51 when I underwent 6 weeks of daily pelvic radiation for rectal cancer. Although my radiation oncologist scrupulously informe...

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • spresley
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    about 9 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    June 2012. Radiation helped to reduce my pain from the tumor in the left psoas muscle in my back.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
    0 Comments
    • MeggyinSF
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    about 9 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    My husband had six weeks of daily (M-F) radiation while undergoing chemotherapy.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  1. about 9 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation was about 20 minutes each weekday for 6 weeks. The radiation procedure, the doctor explained, would not be much of an even...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • LauraJo
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colore...
    about 9 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    6 weeks of daily radiation with neoadjuvant chemo pre-op to shrink tumor prior to surgery. Not that bad at all, until the last wee...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • tenangel
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    about 9 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Much buring with urinating and bowel movements

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
    • sisof4
    • Experience with Gastrointestinal Stroma...
    about 9 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    This experience went well when it was done. If I had known then what havoc it would wreak on other parts of my body, I dont know if ...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Chuck
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 9 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I experienced no sexual problems until after the radiation started. I think the impact of radiation is felt in the long term.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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