• Time between treatments

    Asked by barbaraanne on Friday, March 1, 2013

    Time between treatments

    I finished my last chemo treatment on 2/7/13 (yippee). I will move onto radiation (no date yet). My appt w/the hemo onc isn't until 3/12, then I guess he refers me to the rad onc. It feels kinda strange just waiting around. Has anyone else had a time frame like this, in between treatments? Don't get me wrong I appreciate the break, just a little ansy.. I scheduled a pelvic sonogram (gyn recommended, saw a ? cyst) and I have to do gum work (thank to chemo). So I scheduled them. thanks for any answers:)

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      My treatments were in a little different order. I had chemo first. About 3 weeks after my last chemo treatment I had multiple surgeries, then about a month after that started radiation. I was still getting herceptin infusions every 2 weeks during the surgery and radiation time frames.

      over 3 years ago
    • cris' Avatar

      I had chemo first, finished Feb. 18th, now two weeks later on 3/4/13 I will be having a double mastectomy, then radiation sometime after that. It was nice having two weeks to do nothing. I did go to a seminar for look good feel great & had my pre-op for the hospital, but doing nothing was nice, but it did feel strange not going to chemo I got use to that as a support group, we all got along so well. Best of luck to you!!!

      over 3 years ago
    • Debbie's Avatar

      I had a 22 day break between chemo and radiation. Like you, I was anxious to keep things moving. I was able to squeeze the port removal surgery in during the "break" which was wonderful. Hope your radiation goes quickly and pain-free.

      over 3 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      I started radiation treatments one month after chemo but during that month "off" I met with the rad onc for a detailed consultation, I had a couple of radiation planning sessions which involved CT scans, X-rays and measurements, and I had a dry run for radiation. I'm surprised you are not doing similar things to get ready to start radiation.

      over 3 years ago

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