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    Radiation after Chemo

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      SandiD

      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 4 years ago
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      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 4 years ago
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      tweety

      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 4 years ago
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    I finished chemo July 5, 2012. Has anyone chosen to do radiation after chemo by choice to lower reoccurrence percentage. Oncologist has said it's my choice either way I decide I'm correct. Searching comments and experiences please.

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