• For everyone that has had radiation, what was the total number of treatments you received, and for what type of cancer?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    For everyone that has had radiation, what was the total number of treatments you received, and for what type of cancer?

    I had 25, 30 years ago on my throat, neck, chest, then 10 years ago I had 20 again on my throat and neck.

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    • BruceB's Avatar
      BruceB

      Rectal, stage IV. Having #28 of 28 today.

      27 days ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      I had 28 total for rectal cancer, Stage IV.

      I also had 5 SBRT treatments for a 10mm met in right lower lobe of my lung.

      Four years ago - today, he discharged me with a big smile and said call us if you ever need us again.

      27 days ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      I had 35 treatments for stage 2b breast cancer.

      27 days ago
    • SandiA's Avatar
      SandiA

      36 for stage 3c melanoma

      27 days ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      I had 33 treatments for stage 1 breast cancer.

      27 days ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      I'm a lightweight. One session of total body irradiation (2Gy) to kill my marrow for a transplant, and to mop up any remaining Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma-NOS, Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma and 20q deletion MyeloDysplastic Syndrome.

      27 days ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      I had 28 days of radiation for stage 3a breast cancer. It was the longest 28 days of my life.

      27 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I had 15 for stage IV lung cancer. The radiation was on an errant tumor on my collarbone. My radiation oncologist told me I could have 5 SBRT, 15 IMRT, or 30 IMRT ... I would be getting the same amount of radiation overall, but spread over different timeframes. He would not agree to SBRT due to the location of the tumor and compromised with the 15 treatments.

      27 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      @BruceB Celebrate your last treatment today!! Congratulations on today's milestone, I know that feeling! It's great!!

      27 days ago
    • 2yearsncountn's Avatar
      2yearsncountn

      I had 30 treatments 2 years ago for Hodgkin's 2B: under right arm, right side collarbone and right side shoulder blade.

      26 days ago
    • grandmaann's Avatar
      grandmaann

      30 radiation treatments for stage 1 breast cancer

      26 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      33 treatments for stage 1 breast cancer.

      26 days ago
    • lroz57's Avatar
      lroz57

      Cervical cancer, 28 external treatments & 2 internal.

      26 days ago
    • DMELewis' Avatar
      DMELewis

      I had 34 total. For breast cancer

      26 days ago
    • lh25's Avatar
      lh25

      Uterine cancer, 28 treatments.

      25 days ago

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