• what to expect from chemo/radiation

    Asked by journeyspath on Friday, August 31, 2012

    what to expect from chemo/radiation

    2 Answers from the Community

    • FreeBird's Avatar

      Hello. Here are two nice booklets on chemo and radiation from the National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/chemotherapy-and-you

      I'm a caregiver for my dad who has had chemo for two different cancers. No experience with radiation. Is there anything in particular you wanted to know? People have different experiences with chemo. Some breeze right through it. For my dad's first lung cancer, it turned out to be not as bad as either of us thought it would be, aside from being wiped out, fatigued all the time, and his hair fell out with that one. Take it one day at a time, and before you know it, you'll be through it. There are ways to manage most things you may feel, like nausea, and many people to offer their support. You just tell the nurse if you have any problems, and they'll take care of you.

      about 4 years ago
    • Moonflay's Avatar

      My father had lung cancer several years ago. His treatment plan included both radiation and chemo. He went in for treatments 4 days a week for 8 weeks. He had both chemo and radiation. He was tired and food and drinks often tasted metallic. He did not lose his hair nor have nausea associated with it. It has been 15 years since his lung cancer was diagnosed and he has been in complete remission since. He had colon cancer a few years ago and went through chemo only. That cancer is under control as well. He is now 76 and cancer free.

      about 4 years ago

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