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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 Sharpies and Boost Radiation Continue to pace yourself and Christmas will be more fine.  Buying the dessert or…

12/19/10

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered how do I manage moist desquamation Thanks!

12/08/10

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered Cant wait for treatment to be over had… I had a similar treatment schedule, and I remember how ready I was to be…

10/06/10

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered After mastectomy, is radiation… Bel, I hope your radiation goes well.  The range of side effects does vary,…

08/25/10

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