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    Radiation (External radiation ): Well, finished 20 rounds, 4 boosters. Extreme fatigue. Skin burned and peeling. Developed hot flashes and night sweats. Doctor said not from radiation. Developed rash with extreme itchiness. Doctor said not from radiation. I'm wondering why the denial.

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    You will get through this.

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    35 rounds of radiation. How often did you have to go?

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    whatnext54 asked a questionBreast Cancer

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      BarbarainBham

      P.S. If you explain to the oncologist that you don't feel well, he may be able to give you some time for a break or even some medicine to make you feel better. Be sure you are eating a balanced diet and even a supplement like High Protein Boost to give you energy.

      6 months ago
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      DarcyLeigh

      I was 54 at the time of diagnosis. Clear lymph nodes, but two masses in one breast added the radiation. 33 sessions. Used botanical gel through my sessions. No burn, just pink. Having watched my mother struggle and die from her breast cancer made me determined to do everything in my power to fight. I did struggle with exhaustion, however, I was working 50-60 hours a week as well. Finding out I was going to be a Grandmother on treatment day 1 gave me extra strength to move forward. I have other health issues I'm struggling with, but I'm 3 years free this week and doing ok on Anastrozole, after struggling on the others. Listen to your oncologist. I trust mine implicitly. I couldn't do this without her support and my trust in her care guidance. Good luck. Feel good about whatever you decide- no regrets was my ultimate goal.

      6 months ago
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      BarbarainBham

      Ask your doctor your questions about it being necessary, and why is it being done. Your cancer case is different from everyone's and only the doctor can advise you. Remember you don't want to take chances on it returning.

      6 months ago
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