External radiation - Gary-Florida

Radiation Associated with Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer. Posted on May 21, 2019 View this journey (1 Experience)

I had 39 radiation treatments in 2010 for head and neck cancer. Currently have NSCC. I had 20 radiation treatments. The treatments I had in 2010 evidently left a lot of scar tissue. The current radiation treatments “woke up” the old and now I have been diagnosed with Radiation Induced Fibrosis. If I knew that this could be a side effect I would never have consented to radiation. Now I have something that has no cure. Tissue in the neck is getting “hard” for lack of a better term. Becoming more difficult to turn head from side to side. Mouth is getting smaller due to muscle tightening. Consider this before radiation. Ask your oncologist about RIF.

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

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