Starting radiotherapy tomorrow.

Hi. I have metaplastic carcinoma and am about to embark of radiotherapy tomorrow. I had a lumpectomy in November. Is there anyone out there who has also been given radiotherapy for this cancer, if so, how did you get on? I am wondering if it will help me.
Any info. greatly appreciated.
From a slightly apprehensive
deanna
00:30 Thu 01st Mar 2012
 
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Deanna now you know what to expect each day will become easier, take very good care and keep us updated ((HUG)) ♥
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sorry deanna, have no experience of this, but just wanted to say Good Luck with it............
I am no help either I'm afraid but sending you warm wishes as well.
deanna, same response as ^^^ but best wishes.
4 in a row, deanna. Not surprised you are feeling that way but all good wishes for you x
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Thank you for your message Mark.
I have searched the web. for any info. and am still confused.
My oncologist is kind, but said that this cancer is rare and gave me
a print-out from one of the sites I had already found.
I just wanted to know if anyone else had found having treatment
5 days a week for four weeks actually made a difference. I will have to
travel quite a long way each day which sounds a nightmare. Still if it helps it will be worth it. dx
Can't help with your question but best wishes to you
I wish I could help, but I can only wish you the very best.xx
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Bless you welshlibranr, NOX, anneasquith and ttfn
I suppose I am just a bit scared tonight and needed someone to talk to, the night is so long.
Once I get this over and done with I am sure things will be fine.
Thank you all for being there for me.
dx
my thoughts will be with you tomorrow deanna.........x
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Thank you too marval.
Hi Deanna , just wanted to add my best wishes to you and pray for a speedy recovery. I'm sure you have seen this website?
http://www.cancer.net...ectionTitle=Treatment
stay on line deanna, lots of abers have insomnia :( and im sure you^ll be able to have a wee chat for a good few hours yet < just watch out for that ttfn..... she^s a wee devil :) :)
My best wishes go with you deanna, xxxx.
I'm assuming you've already seen this, but in case you haven't...

http://community.brea...forum/85/topic/733529
hi deanna,
my mum had a 5 day, 4 week course of radiotherapy a few months ago after having a lumpectomy for her breast cancer, and it all went well.
she did feel a little tired and weary some days, but it was nothing too bad, and the skin around the area where she was having the treatment got a little dry and sore, but applying aqeous cream to it helped loads.
(if you're going to your appointments by car, you will hopefully get a pass so you dont have to pay car parking charges, like we did when mum was going)
a big hug goes out to you for tomorrow, deanna, you'll be fine, don't worry, they'll really look after you really well x
let us know how it goes?
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Thanks for that link Anna86.
I had found that site and some of the information is repeated on other ones, but the oncologist has told me that chemo. won't work with my particular strain neither will hormone type therapies. He said they have not had evidence of what will actually work but he has recommended radiotherapy anyway. I just hate the idea of going through this and it not being of any benefit. At the moment I have no discomfort and have healed well, and the idea of the side effects of the treatment if it isn't going to make any difference doesn't appeal. If it wasn't the fact that my daughter and my friends are nagging me, I would leave well alone and take my chances. Is it wrong to think this way? dx
None can say it is wrong. But if the radiotherapy can clear any lingering cells I would have it, deanna, seriously I would.
not wrong to think that way deanna, I would probably think that way myself!........hate doctors and hospitals with a passion, but I do think that you need to do this!.....in your position, I would give it a try, would hate it, but would give it a go!..........x
no, its not wrong to think as you are, but if your oncologist recommends this treatment, id say do it, and i do believe not everyone has bad side effects of radiotherapy, but do expect to be quite tired, its good to hear you have friends and family nagging you, a wee prayer from mr tonight, and keep us up to date. take care anne.
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Thank you for the link NOX
It is really helpful, I hadn't seen it before and it makes me feel less isolated knowing that there are other people with this cancer too and how they are dealing with the experience.
Bless you.
dx

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