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    Weekends?

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      JaneA

      You should call to make sure. But when I was having radiation combined with chemo pills (Xeloda), I DID NOT take the chemo pills on the weekends. 5 days on with the radiation. Weekends free of radiation and chemo pills to allow our body to rest.

      6 days ago
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      MelMom

      My treatment is monday - friday.

      5 days ago
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      Gizz

      Thanks for all your responses. I agree with you that I stop on the days of no radiation. I will still call and make sure this is correct.

      5 days ago
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    Girlie parts from Radiation

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      Skyemberr

      This is actually great info and helps me too. Thank you ladies. Thank you @Gizz for asking this question.
      Do they have help for women who have had vaginal reconstruction that makes the canal very short? I have asked my OB/gyn, but he didn't have an answer, and with everything else going on with my body nobody wants to do anything aggressive or comprehensive on any of my body parts. There is always the future though!

      11 days ago
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      @Skyemberr,
      That is the beauty of cool water cones. They come in a three pack and you start with the smaller shorter one, then you work your way into the second and finally to the larger one. The link is as follows:
      https://www.coolwatercones.com/

      9 days ago
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      Gizz

      Thank-you for all your sound advice.

      6 days ago
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    Just finished with my lung surgeon. He said I was good to start my next journey which is radiation and chemo pills for my colon cancer. He said he was sure he got all the cancer and with taking the chemo pills will further help. Took another CT scan and all looked good that it hasn't spread further. So now I start Oct. 9th with the radiation and chemo pills. Still holding GOD's hand and praying everything will go smoothly and with not much side affects.

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      JaneA

      I had the chemo pill and 28 days of radiation for my rectal cancer. Honestly, it was the easiest part of my treatment for Stage IV rectal cancer. I had a rectal cancer met in my lung - had SBRT radiation for that. I took a nausea pill every morning. Never had nausea or other side effects. Used Aquaphor twice a day on my bum as directed. Best wishes to you.

      13 days ago
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