• Bobbi
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorect...
    over 7 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had bad burns on each side under my belly and my butt crack

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • JeanaD
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    almost 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation itself was painless, expensive costing us $50 copay per treatment which was 5 days a week for almost 2 months. The effect...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • BabsG
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    almost 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation makes you extremely tired but I continued to work just went to bed earlier. Skin turned dark and itched.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • nudic
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorect...
    almost 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation was the most challenging aspect of my entire journey. It is what also saved my life, I believe. I also had Brachytherapy o...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • dallasgirl
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Col...
    almost 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    This was pretty tolerable. I did experience urgency (!!) with bowel movements - alsmost messed my drawers a couple of times, but di...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • 5min_late
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    almost 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I have just finished 5 1/2 weeks of radiation and chemo (5FU pump infusion) Fatigue was truly my biggest challenge, although I hav...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • ladyanne
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    almost 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    It was very difficult to go in 5 days a week for treatment that lasted six weeks.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • kathybg
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    almost 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I drove myself to and from Radiation treatment because it is so awful I didn't want to talk to anyway at all about anything. There i...

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Joyex
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    almost 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Skin was badly burnt.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  1. almost 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The radiation treatments made me feel very tired. I felt as though I had taken a sleeping pill.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. almost 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    25 radiation treatments = complete exhaustion!

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Delta
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    almost 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had 5 days of an extremely high doseage of radiation. While the treatments were painless, the side effects were not: burning & pai...

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