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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 Ask a question...I am currently having… Shaorn, there's no such thing as "normal" when you're having cancer…

01/22/11

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered Need for Radiotheraphy for mastectomy… We are not doctors here, so we are not qualified to say which doctor is…

01/22/11

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered is there an over the counter radiation… First of all, do not put anything at all on the radiation area without…

01/15/11

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered Can receiving radiation to the right… It's not likely.  With the new radiation technology, doctors can be…

01/11/11

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