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@marannolson

I had 33 treatments face down. It is to protect your heart etc from radiation. I did develop a stricture in my esophagus about 6 months later and was hard to swallow food. Not sure if this was from the radiation but guessing so. Had it stretched and omeprazole helped. Good luck and use your ointment post treatments.

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@marannolson – Thanks for the information! So sorry you experienced a stricture in your esophagus. How do you feel now?

My plan is for 20 treatments and I re-confirmed it with the Radiation Oncologist on Tue. He said that the face down position will, as you mentioned, protect the heart and lungs. He also mentioned that there is very minimal exposure affecting any other part of my body. I hope that is so! I am using the "CeraVe Lotion", numerous times per day. It does not seem to really stay on the skin; not dense enough. Maybe I should buy the cream, which should be thicker. Any thoughts on that? Thanks again

–Dee

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