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My 15 radiation treatments were done with me on my back and arms above my head. I was getting specifically target to the tumor site which was at the 5:00 position on my left breast.

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Hello @baker1 — I am at the 10th radiation treatment of 20. Still face down. I have had issues with the breathing (no opening in the "face holder"). Unbelievable! I refused to do any other treatments without oxygen. Now I have oxygen during the treatment and I feel a lot better. You would think it should part of their Standard Operating Procedures! Nope, I was the first patient in that position … Oh well!

I don't think it is a position-related situation, but I have developed nausea and weakness. This since my 6th treatment. Did you? Has anyone else? I read that nausea in breast radiation treatments is "very, very rare" … So what the heck? I see my radiation oncologist this evening, so I will ask him as well.

Thanks to all for your replies and comments!

–Dee

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