• How should you feel after radiation treatment is over?

    Asked by downbutnotout on Thursday, May 2, 2013

    How should you feel after radiation treatment is over?

    I am wondering how bad it will be on me.

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • sandikf's Avatar

      I think everyone reacts differently so no easy answer for this.

      over 4 years ago
    • BettyCurry's Avatar

      I just felt tired. The first time it was right after hip surgery so I was already tire. The second time was twice a day for 3 weeks. So I knew there was no pain and it took longer to get set up than for the radiation treatment its self. The tiredness and the sunburn that came with it was the only side effects I had.

      over 4 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      Sandikf is right--everyone does react differently to radiation. With my first b/c I had it 35x (7 workweeks) and I never burned. During the time I was getting radiation, I often was tired, but a quick nap usually took care of that.

      I DO remember feeling relieved, however. It was GREAT to be done with it! Hope your treatments go well and that your reactions to it are minimal. Good luck. :-)

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      each person is unique, and there are so many variables. I personally was exhausted, but in addition to radiation for my breast cancer I was also taking Afintor to treat my Kidney cancer. I went home each day and napped. Other people came in at 7 and went to work each day. Your skin may be raw and blistering for awhile during healing, but other then that you have to play day by day.

      over 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      I had high dose IMRT and I am not going to lie to you it was difficult. No pain but I was knocked out with fatigue. My skin was fine but boy all I could do was sleep. So tired. And I was told it would take me as long to recover as the radiation took which was 7 weeks. And it did.

      But hey it killed my cancer. Very worth it.

      over 4 years ago

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