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How long was your radiation therapy?

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Feb 21, 2019 | Replies (6)

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@marykaym63

Thebradiation oncologist at Mayo recommended 20 treatments for me. I talked with two additional radiation oncologists closet to home. One refused to do radiation shorter than 35 treatments. I ended up with 20 treatments at UIHC. There is research that indicates lesser radiation is effective.

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My radiation oncologist said the same thing. I must say that I was glad but apprehensive as well. The first time I did radiation…35 days, I hyperventilated getting to exit sign on the last day…I had had enough and was afraid I would pass out and they would drag me back into the building. This time was much easier except I had psychological issues going on because the radiologist that did 2 MRIs on me 6 months apart gave me benign diagnoses and I believe that my cancer would not have been invasive if he had done his job right. What is UIHC? I’m glad someone is on the same page as myself. I didn’t have a problem tolerating the radiation either time, but this las time has affected the skin somewhat….it feels harder. Thanks @marykaym63.