• how did radiation affect you How bad did you feel and how hard was it to eat well

    Asked by pattypie on Friday, May 23, 2014

    how did radiation affect you How bad did you feel and how hard was it to eat well

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    • cam32505's Avatar
      cam32505

      I had 28 treatments to the abdoman/pelvic area for uterine cancer. The first couple of weeks, I felt a little nauseous. After that, I had severe diarrhia and was dehydrated. My rad onc was not very compassionate, so I suffered. Most people feel tired and burned in the area of treatment.

      over 5 years ago
    • kashubian's Avatar
      kashubian

      My husband's radiation was focused on his tumor at the GE junction, 5 weeks of radiation every day. He came through it very well, much better than another fellow who was a few weeks ahead of him in his treatment for esophageal cancer that we saw alot during chemo and radiation. My husband had some skin issues, but not bad. His worst weeks were the 3 weeks after radiation completed. Because of where the target was he had a difficult time eating or drinking anything. The numbing mouthwash was a God-send or he couldn't have gotten anything down at all and they didn't want to place the feeding tube until the surgery. We had to watch his dehydration and he needed a couple trips for some fluids via IV during those last weeks. He had more fatigue at this time, but as it is accumulative and he'd been through 6 cycles of chemo already it was to be expected. For him, though the treatment was easier during radiation, he had more side effects than during chemo.

      over 5 years ago
    • midgieb's Avatar
      midgieb

      I had 35 treatments to the abdomen/pelvic area for uterine cancer. I had no side effects other than being somewhat tired. I worked the last 2 weeks of treatment. Good luck to you, hopefully you will not have any problems.

      over 5 years ago

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