• How many radiation treatments did you have?

    Asked by JustGrateful on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    How many radiation treatments did you have?

    My plan now has 45 to be done, this number has changed twice. Did your number change during your treatments? Added some or took some away?

    17 Answers from the Community

    17 answers
    • dollymama's Avatar
      dollymama

      I had 20 planned and received. No changes

      6 months ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      Not a major change. Originally I was to!d 21 but for some reason radiologist changed it to 22.

      6 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I had 15. No changes with mine either.

      6 months ago
    • Gabba's Avatar
      Gabba

      I had 34 just as planned.

      6 months ago
    • Dltmoll's Avatar
      Dltmoll

      I had 28.The plan changed (lessened from 35) when I went from standard lying on my back to hypofractionated lying on my front.

      6 months ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      I believe that I had 28, and that was what I had been told at the beginning.

      6 months ago
    • junie1's Avatar
      junie1

      30 treatments for me.. plan was for 30, that's what i got.. no problems.

      6 months ago
    • MarcieB's Avatar
      MarcieB

      I also was scheduled for 30 and that's what I got - no problems for me either.

      6 months ago
    • Lisamoses' Avatar
      Lisamoses

      I had 20, no changes.

      6 months ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      I had 35 planned and received. The number seemed daunting but I made it through it all.

      6 months ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      16 hypofractionated for me, targeted to just the tumor bed. No changes. This type of protocol can re-irradiate that breast should a recurrence or new primary tumor pop up in another part of the breast; and increases the likelihood of success of a future reconstruction.

      6 months ago
    • gpgirl70's Avatar
      gpgirl70

      I was prescribed and received 35. Be kind to yourself because as it goes on you can get fatigued.

      6 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I had 33. No changes.

      6 months ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      I also had 33 and no changes. The last three or five (don't remember now) were called "boost" treatments.

      6 months ago
    • fiddler's Avatar
      fiddler

      32
      triple negative
      stage 1a

      6 months ago
    • Ashera's Avatar
      Ashera

      35 planned - no changes.

      6 months ago
    • petieagnor's Avatar
      petieagnor

      I really don't remember the exact number, but it seemed like a lot. I just did what I was told, then. I know it lasted 6 weeks. I still have the scars. I was thankful that it was during the winter as I couldn't wear a bra.

      6 months ago

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