Radiation Pneumonitis of the left lung - Skyemberr

Side Effects Associated with Adenocarcinoma, Colorectal Cancer. Posted on August 29, 2018 View this journey (39 Experiences)

I had/have Radiation Pneumonitis that started in July 2018 and is finally starting to go away in mid August 2018. It was very painful. The doctors thought I was having a pulmonary embolism or a dissecting aorta. It very much mimicked the symptoms of a heart attack. There was pain in the loo lung and a lot of neuropathy in the skin. My palliative care team had taken very good care of me. We are pretty sure this is from SBRT radiation.

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  • Lundmusik's Avatar
    Lundmusik

    Hope these awful symptoms continue to subside!

    over 1 year ago
  • JaneA's Avatar
    JaneA

    I had SBRT radiation for a lung met and was told that it is sometimes a side effect of the radiation. But that it usually resolves itself in 6-8 weeks. That sounds like what's happening. On a positive side, my SBRT was 3 1/2 years ago and my lung is still clear.

    over 1 year ago
  • BoiseB's Avatar
    BoiseB

    Oh that is terrible but I am glad you are getting praying for your continued health

    over 1 year ago

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