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      nancyjac

      I had 6 weeks of radiation X5/week. But it was for breast cancer so none of the organs you mentioned were in the field of radiation.

      over 4 years ago
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      I would not worry too much about radiation causing more cancer. I have never heard about that happening. They are pretty accurate about hitting the spot. Last winter I had 39 treatments 5x week for a tumor that mad grown through my trachea. The part of the tumor in the trachea was surgically removed but the part out side had to be killed by radiation. They said I would have trouble swallowing and gave me meds to help. I really didn't need them as they aimed well enough to avoid the problem. What you were told they have to tell you even if the probability is negligible be. cause it could happen and federal law says they have to tell you about anything that could go wrong. You might get skin irritation and drying from the radiation but they can give lotion for that. You can do this and radiation really does kill cancer. Good luck.

      over 4 years ago
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      thank you all for answering my question, i really appreciate it.

      over 4 years ago
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    Hi Traci, i'm also from san diego. I just finished my chemo and now about to do a radiation. I am due back to work next month. i been out of work since May and had two 30 days extension for being out of work that my employer approved. I am hesitant to asked my doctor for another 30 days while being on radiation treatment because i feel now that my employer is starting to loose patient. May i know on how long have you been off work? I have to go back to work although i am still in treatment and feel that i am not yet ready. I don't want to loose my job because i need my insurance. thank you

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    rick_72 asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    Return to work

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      packerbacker

      I am going into my fourth month of being off work, also. It sounds like, from everyone's input that the best thing to do is to talk to your boss honestly and hopefully you can ease back into your routine at work. The fatigue sucks, hey? I hope you continue to get stronger each day, do what you can! Best of luck to you! Keep us posted! I would love to hear how things work out, okay!

      over 4 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      When I was having treatment, I was still working. I couldn't do what I used to, and still can't, but I was there every day trying to do something. My case is different since I own the business, I will be there if I have to walk on two bloody stumps, but that's the difference when you own the business, If you go down, the business goes down. From an owners point of view, if you were working for us and continued to just say "I can't do it", then that's grounds to get rid of you. But if you come to work, and actually try to do something, I will look up to you, and give you something that you can do. As others have said, go to work, see what you can do, for your jobs sake, and to try to help you feel better. Think of it as a form of physical therapy. It might make you feel better.
      Best to you, hope it works.
      greg

      over 4 years ago
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      Tracy

      You might try going back part time to start and watch your energy levels, I have made the mistake of trying to go back full time and ending up going backwards. Start slow and build up. Talk honestly with your boss, perhaps you can work from home on occasion. Normally employers will work with you because its better for them to keep a trained employee who is honestly trying, Take care, Tracy

      over 4 years ago