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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, commented on Radiation and Insurance (Medicaid)… Mary, thanks so much for your kind words. I don't know if Natalia will see…

02/12/14

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Skipping Radiation, Avoiding Joint Pain… No, Barbara, I don't recall that exact study. But remember, this one…

01/24/14

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered Is it normal to have a severe… It is common for the skin to be burned by the end of radiation, and the doctor is…

12/09/13

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered radiation and blood clots Linda, you really need to speak to your doctor about this. We're not doctors here; simply…

10/01/12

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