• Radiation

    Asked by CathyMurphy on Wednesday, August 14, 2019


    Had radiation 2010 no chemo. Now chemo and radiation. What are the side eff3cts I feel really tired . I’m 77 completed 6 rounds of TChp . Now Herceptin,perjetirin. Every 3 weeks finished 3 rounds

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    • cllinda's Avatar

      I had TCH. It accumulates in your system. I would get mine on Wednesday and by Saturday I was in bed. Food tasted bad. I was really sick. But I think the P is there now so the side effects are not as bad.
      Rest when you can. Drink plenty of fluids. And report symptoms to your doctor. I did go through this seven years ago and I am hoping things have improved. Good luck to you.

      2 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Are you having radiation to the same area? That's usually not done unless it's been several years. Side effects from radiation are fatigue, I had to go home at 3 each afternoon and take a nap, but I was working too. The area to be radiated will possibly be burned, mine turned almost black. I can't offer any side effects on that kind of chemo. We wish you the best.

      2 months ago
    • Jouska's Avatar

      The chemo will definitely wear you out. But hopefully you are done with the Taxotare and Carboplatin and Perjeta. The Herceptin, which I am guessing will continue, doesn't tend to tire you out as it is not a chemo. But it will take quite some time to recover from the chemo. Probably close to as long as you were on it. I thought I should recover in three weeks. Not! But slowly and surely I gained more and more of my life back. I did not have radiation, so I can't speak to its effects.

      about 1 month ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar

      I didn't have chemo, but I did have radiation (3DCRT--16 hypofractionated treatments to the tumor bed). I did have a bit of queasiness the day after my first 5 treatments, but I think in retrospect it may have been dehydration and hypoglycemia from having an unusually extremely busy day and very little to eat or drink. Fatigue never really set in--I did sleep like a baby w/o any pharmaceutical assistance, though--unusual for me. But most people who get the 33-treatment+5 boost whole breast protocol do get fatigue.

      about 1 month ago
    • HotRodTodd's Avatar

      I have had radiation and chemo. I would say I had more side effects from the chemo than I did the radiation.

      about 1 month ago

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