Patient Comments: Radiation Therapy - Types

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What was your reason for undergoing radiation therapy, and what type of therapy was used? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Vikkr, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 16

I had radiation after left breast lumpectomy. The radiation was delivered by MammoSite insertion for five days, no chemotherapy, and Arimidex for 5 years. That was in February 2013. Last month I had a chest CT, then a lung biopsy, and they suspect cancer, possibly lung. Waiting is awful, but reading about post radiation complications, lung and liver cancer come up quite often. I'm hoping whatever it is, it is found early.

Comment from: SCP, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 29

My husband, age 72, has received targeted radiation treatment to reduce or eliminate a tumor in his esophagus. Since his treatments a couple of months ago, his lung tissue has been seriously damaged and he is on oxygen 24/7. He has lost a lot of weight and he is an entirely different person now. If you or a loved one ever have to deal with targeted radiation, please, please ask many, many questions and know what you might have to give up in the name of treatments.

Comment from: Ernest Hayes, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 13

Prostate cancer was the reason for my undergoing radiation therapy.

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