• 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?

    16 Answers from the Community

    16 answers
    • dollymama's Avatar

      I had 20 planned and received. No changes

      12 days ago
    • Bengal's Avatar

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

      12 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      I had 15. No changes with mine either.

      11 days ago
    • Gabba's Avatar

      I had 34 just as planned.

      11 days ago
    • Dltmoll's Avatar

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

      11 days ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar

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

      11 days ago
    • junie1's Avatar

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

      11 days ago
    • MarcieB's Avatar

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

      11 days ago
    • Lisamoses' Avatar

      I had 20, no changes.

      11 days ago
    • cllinda's Avatar

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

      11 days ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar

      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.

      10 days ago
    • gpgirl70's Avatar

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

      10 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar

      I had 33. No changes.

      10 days ago
    • Bug's Avatar

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

      10 days ago
    • fiddler's Avatar

      triple negative
      stage 1a

      9 days ago
    • Ashera's Avatar

      35 planned - no changes.

      5 days ago

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