• Vsinn2000
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    9 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Given the location of my tumor it was an extremely difficult and humiliating experience. I also had severe burns. The after effects...

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • sharkbayte
    • Experience with Melanoma, Vulvar Ca...
    about 1 year ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had high doses over a very short period. Its been 4 weeks post radiation and I am still dealing with side effects.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  1. almost 3 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Started radiation treatment April 19, 2013. While lying on the table is the easy part, the after effects ARE NOT!

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  2. about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Pelvic radiation is the pits. It has left physical damage...but I am alive, and that is the important thing! It saved my life.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    About to start in next 2 weeks radiation to pelvis and bilateral groins with chemotherapy too possibly

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • inetladyj
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    First round of 25 was external beam. Second round of 20 (?) was Tomotherapy. So much easier as it was less side effects, no skin b...

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • dot1212
    • Experience with Vulvar Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Had 3 months of radiation, 5 days per week.

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • YVONNE
    • Experience with Vulvar Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    there are some visible marks that are left behind. sometimes the treatment can be very painful when it is all done. its easy in the ...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Pamela3
    • Experience with Vulvar Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Not sure on type of radiation. Mom did well.

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • SMC
    • Experience with Verrucous Carcinoma, Vulva...
    about 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    palliative treatment

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. over 6 years ago
    PamelaSmith's Avatar

    External radiation

    Radiation

    It was horrible! Had third degree burns on the most sensative part of my body....my vagina! Did not start having side effects until...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  5. over 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The radiation itself was not painful, but the skin in the vulvae area did peal like a sunburn and that made life especially uncomfor...

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