• Radiation after Chemo

    Asked by ibens on Saturday, August 11, 2012

    Radiation after Chemo

    Has anyone with breast cancer (stage 2) with one positive lympnode out of 20 been offered radiation after chemo. Oncologist said it my choice and either way I go is the correct way. Having trouble making decision. Has anyone gone thru or turned this option down and gone straight to estrogen inhibitors?

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I had radiation after chemo and surgery. Currently on aromatase inhibitor. In my case, I didn't see it as an option, but a necessity.

      about 8 years ago
    • lynn1950's Avatar

      I chose to fight bc with every tool available. My bc is stage 3. I now take Arimidex. Radiation was not too difficult to complete. My big worry was if it would affect my lung or heart, but it didn't. That is something to consider since you have the option of opting out. xoxoxox

      about 8 years ago
    • SandiD's Avatar

      I also had radiation after chemo. Other than a burn near the end, it was a cake walk compared to chemo! I was not given a choice because I had colon cancer the year before, but I would choose it. Why not fight with everything you have? I am now on Aromasin. Arimidex caused a lot of pain for me. This dies too, but I can handle it. Good luck to you.

      about 8 years ago
    • copland16's Avatar

      I had stage 2 breast cancer and had a mastectomy, 3 lymph nodes removed, 2 rounds of chemo, elected for radiation, and I have been taking tamoxifen. Each treatment lowers your risk of recurrence. With radiation my likelihood of recurrence dropped under 10%. I wanted to be in theed single digits. I will tell you that after ask of the treatment I decided to focus on a healthier lifestyle (exercise and better eating) because going through ask that treatment and then not taking care of myself would have negated the treatment. Good luck with your decision!
      Radiation was easy. I followed the instructions, used the lotions they provided, never scratched, and had no burning and I am so fair skinned.

      about 8 years ago
    • tweety's Avatar

      I had radiation after surgery and chemo I had stage 2 it was almost stage 3 had 1 positive lympnode out of 3 but the capcile had already started too leack. I wasnt given a choice but i would have chosen it anyway it was pretty easy except for the sever burn towards the end it was easy i started tamoxifen after radiation.

      about 8 years ago

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