• hscancer
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltratin...
    9 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had 25 sessions of radiation end of August through September. Compared to chemotherapy, I tolerated it much better. I was tired a ...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • CMD2019
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    over 1 year ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Had radiation dermatitis on breast and in arm pit, with radiation treatment. The skin was quite dry and irritated . Was difficult t...

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  1. over 1 year ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    for me radiation was not a “walk in the park” like i had heard. after week 2 i started getting sick and extremely tired along with t...

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • CMD2019
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    over 1 year ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Currently dealing with skin irritation in the arm pit. Quite painful at times. Have been applying calendula cream , which is helpful

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Jbro
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) D...
    over 1 year ago
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    radioactive iodine -131 treatment

    Radiation

    three weeks on low iodine diet and extreme hypothyroidism to prepare for "the pill". Three days in isolation was the worst part and...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • cam
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) Du...
    almost 2 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    33 radiations painful at the end of treatment

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Tracee
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    almost 2 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I ended up getting burned badly and had to go to a wound clinic because my tissue had a rotten smell and my skin was splitting. My ...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
    0 Comments
    • whatnext54
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrat...
    almost 2 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Well, finished 20 rounds, 4 boosters. Extreme fatigue. Skin burned and peeling. Developed hot flashes and night sweats. Doctor said ...

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
    0 Comments
    • Bengal
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 2 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Dr who to!d me "there's nothing to it" is an idiot. My "sunburn like" "rash" was excrutiating!

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • GrandmaOM
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    about 2 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Did simulation and mapping. Will share more after first week of treatment.

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • GrandmaOM
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    about 2 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Calendula cream applied twice daily from 2 weeks prior to radiation starting. Then applied 3 times a day plus aquaphor on nipples. ...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Linr
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) D...
    about 2 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I loved my radiation team & my radiation doctor. My doc took a lot of time explaining what was going to happen. The only surprise wa...

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