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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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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered side-effects of radiation therapy Hi Shri: Many women experience hardening of the breast tissue right around the area…

05/24/11

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Fast FAQS: Radiation Kathy, it doesn't make sense to me that it might be "too late" for radiation. Breast cancer can be…

04/29/11

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Radiation Side Affects? Confused and… Nettie, I'm so glad we can help you, in any small way possible. Thanks for…

03/24/11

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered How soon after chemo can you wait for… You should be able to work that out.  Just check with your doctor…

03/06/11

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