Visit Komen.org
Lower Your Risk
Prev Thread Prev Thread   Next Thread Next Thread
 Radiation Tips and Experiences
Change Page: << < ..11121314151617181920.. > | Showing page 16 of 44, messages 151 to 160 of 432
Author Message
Sue T.

  • Total Posts : 532
  • Reward points : 14675
  • Joined: 8/16/2007
  • Status: offline
RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Tuesday, April 15, 2008 4:02 PM
Bumping this one up since so many are still in rads.
Atlanta GA
Dx 7/23/07 DCIS&IDC
Lumpectomy & SNB 8/13/07-nodes clear
Strongly Triple +++
OncotypeDX 45
4 AC (dense dose)done 11/07/07
Taxol w/Herceptin x 12 weekly done 2/13/08
Rads x35 done 4/10
Herceptin thru 10/29/08
Arimidex started 10/12/08 - 10 years
officegirl499

  • Total Posts : 232
  • Reward points : 5550
  • Joined: 7/1/2007
  • Location: Joplin, MO
  • Status: offline
RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Tuesday, April 15, 2008 11:48 PM
I start rads on Thursday, but, I have a question what is a boost?
Joplin, MO 28 yrs old
DX: 6/21/07,,ER: NEG,PR: POS 10%,HER2: NEG,Stage IIB
BRCA 1
Grade 3
Taxotere/Xeloda 7/19/07-10/3/07
AC 10/11/07-12/12/07
2/14/07 Bi-Lateral Mastectomy w/ SNB
5 out of 6 nodes postive ,Rads finished 6/23/08
hysterectomy 8/19/2008, Tram Flap Recon Nov 3, 2008
Jan 09 nipple recon, Tattooing May 09
kerrilee

  • Total Posts : 353
  • Reward points : 14155
  • Joined: 11/21/2007
  • Status: offline
RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Wednesday, April 16, 2008 6:37 AM
HI office girl,

A boost is when the radiation treatment is directed at the tumor site. It is a more focused dose of radiation directly to the tumor site vs the more sweeping radiation that you receive prior to the boost. I am not sure if it is a more intense dose or not. I have 5 more treatments until my boosts begin.

Kerri
kerri age 47
NYC
mother of 4 year old boy
RB IDC 1.2 cm tumor
nodes negative
Stage 1, grade 2
er+ pr +/her -
12/4 lumpectomy clean margins but a little to close for comfort 1/25 additional surgery
5/1/08 finished rads. Tamoxifen
DianeA.

  • Total Posts : 201
  • Reward points : 2810
  • Joined: 10/7/2007
  • Status: offline
RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Wednesday, April 16, 2008 7:10 AM
Hi - The two days prior to starting my boost they cut back and I only had two markers done.  I have my first boost today.  Thank goodness because I am so burned on my collar bone and under my breast.   I am tired of taking pain pills at night so I can sleep.  They told me that my boost dosage will stay the same.
 
Dianae
Dx'd @ 42 Now 46 - New Jersey
Dx'd 8/20/07 - Stage IIIa
Lumpectomy 9/7/07
ER/PR+, HER2 (Not Amplified)
4x A/C, 4x Taxol - DONE 2/8/08!!!
Radiation - DONE 4/25/08!!!
Tamoxifen 3/22/08
Started Lupron Shots - 10/2010
6/20/11 Dx'd Stage 4 to Lungs
6/31/11 Start Chemo - Gemzar
Susan

  • Total Posts : 2839
  • Reward points : 7205
  • Joined: 1/1/2005
  • Status: offline
RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 10:24 AM
bump for Sherry
Susan in TN
dx 3/05/07
IDC 3 cm.,10% DCIS/Stage IIB/T2/G2
6/9 + lymph nodes
ER+ 90%/ PR-/ HER2-
A/C,Taxotere
Simple rt. mast.
Arimidex 
Radiation
carepage:blackeyedsue
Tricia Keegan

  • Total Posts : 19215
  • Reward points : 13520
  • Joined: 1/1/2005
  • Location: Ireland
  • Status: offline
RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Thursday, May 29, 2008 8:09 AM
Bump...
Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
Herceptin 1yr ..rads x35 oophorectomy Aug '06
Currently taking Arimidex /Zometa 1 x yearly
Carepage- survivortricia
ElaineQW

  • Total Posts : 4705
  • Reward points : 10730
  • Joined: 4/1/2008
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Status: offline
RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Thursday, May 29, 2008 10:07 AM
BUMP -- we need this thread. Thanks!
Elaine

 A person's greatness is the power to stand alone;to be able to make her own choice; in action,to write anew her own law; to choose her own sacrifices; run her own dangers; win her own freedom; venture her own destruction; to choose her own happiness 
 





cheers

  • Total Posts : 64
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 10/15/2007
  • Status: offline
RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Thursday, May 29, 2008 8:31 PM
Thanks for bumping this back up.  I had completely forgotten about it.  I am on day 13 today.  So far, so good.  I have been using some of the products you all have mentioned.  However, it is good to read about what might lie ahead.
Found lump in armpit 8/24
Excisional biopsy 10/11
ER+ PR- Her2-
NO tumor via MRI,PET/CT,Mamm,Bone
D/X Occult Breast Cancer (Unknown primary)
TAC Chemo 11/26
Node dissection 04/03 Nodes Clear!
Radiation
Oophorectomy
CarePage:RunnerGirl262
Skyrat

  • Total Posts : 513
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 9/19/2007
  • Status: offline
RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Saturday, June 07, 2008 10:54 AM
bump
Gina, 51, WA
04/12/07 - Stage IIIC
w/19 of 21 nodes metastatic adenocarcinoma
Abundant Vascular Invasion
15 A/C/Neupogen
11 weeks Taxol
bilateral mastectomy
33 rads
Mets 5-1-08 Stage IV
http://skyratgina.vox.com/
terri67

  • Total Posts : 68
  • Reward points : 3055
  • Joined: 10/19/2007
  • Status: offline
RE: Radiation Tips and Experiences - Saturday, June 07, 2008 8:38 PM
Thanks for bumping.
I finished Radiation on May 12th. I feel fine most days but some days man I just get hit with the fatigue, I also started tomaxifen on May 5th so I don't know if that has anything to do with it.
I am also on Herceptin and the last time I was there 2 weeks ago my red blood cell count was down and they said that was probaly from the radiation, then they gave me that shot to try to boost it up.
Just wondering if anyone else had this happen. Curious to see when I go back next week if my red cell count is back in the normal range.
 
Terri  
 
age:41
Dx: 9/24/07 IDC
10/17/07:lumpectomy & sentinel node.
10/22/07:re-excision. & 1/18nodes+
Stage: 2a.,ER/PR+,HER2+
11/12/07: port
11/15/07: 1st.chemo.
Taxotere,Carbo.,Herceptin
5/12/08:Radiation finished.
Tamoxifen
Change Page: << < ..11121314151617181920.. > | Showing page 16 of 44, messages 151 to 160 of 432

Jump to:

Icon Legend and Permission
  • New Messages
  • No New Messages
  • Hot Topic w/ New Messages
  • Hot Topic w/o New Messages
  • Locked w/ New Messages
  • Locked w/o New Messages
  • Read Message
  • Post New Thread
  • Reply to message
  • Post New Poll
  • Submit Vote
  • Post reward post
  • Delete my own posts
  • Delete my own threads
  • Rate post

© 2000-2008 ASPPlayground.NET Forum Version 3.1.5