External radiation - karenglowacki

Radiation Associated with Nasopharyngeal Cancer. Posted on August 11, 2011 View this journey (5 Experiences)

I am nearly certain he is having external. There is a mask that goes on his face that helps with administering the radiation. The plan is 7 weeks of radiation, 5 days of week. As of 8/10/11 he is in the middle of week 4. It's starting to take its toll, and he is losing weight. Can't keep anything down and because the radiation is in his head/neck area, it is so hard for him to swallow. He may need to temporarily use a feeding tube to get proper nutrition.

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