9 patient evaluations for Radiation Therapy

Oct 7, 2010 (Started May 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breast cancer)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: 10 days of pin point radiation via an electron linear accelerator

May 23, 2008 (Started May 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breast cancer)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: 5 days of pin point radiation via an electron linear accelerator

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2005 (Started Feb 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (burning sensation, skin discoloration)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I was not told I may need to have radiation before my surgery. After my surgery they said they couldn't get all the margins without cutting into muscle, so I had to have radiation. I got radiation every week day for six weeks. They say the radiation is local to my arm (where the dermatofibrosarcoma was removed) and they point a device at it. Then they walk out of the room and close an electronic steel door that was about 6 inches to 1 foot thick. The treatment only lasts a few moments. At the end of treatment, and after the treatment my skin would really burn. They gave me cream but it didn't help much. Instead I strapped an Aloe plant to my arm until I felt it burning again. This worked very well. I highly recommend Aloe.

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Aug 15, 2000 (Started Jul 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for breast cancer)
  • Side effects
    Severe (severe burns, burn)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly

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