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Radiation targets and kills cancer cells. An oncologist administers the rays from a machine that attacks the cancer. Radiation schedule may be weekly or multiple times a week depending on your type of cancer. Side effects of radiation may include itching and burning of the skin, depression, and breast pain. Patients usually undergo radiation in conjunction with chemotherapy and hormone therapy.

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Hi everyone! I am 18 days into radiation treatment for metastatic breast cancer, and it has taken a turn for the worse. I have been debating whether I should share my story with you guys or not, because I don't want to scare anyone that will be getting radiation, but I decided that this site is made for us to be able to share information, and…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Do You Really Need Radiation? Maybe Not. PJ, I like the way you emphasize the importance of making sure the study…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered Have you heard of painful Radiation… Clare, it's good that you can have a positive attitude about the treatment…

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