Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Breast cancer 1941 59
Adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 696 19
Non-small cell lung cancer 441 11
Squamous cell carcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 317 5
Small cell carcinoma (small cell lung cancer) 203 4
Lung cancer 189 2

Show all 106 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 51
Moderate 72
Mild 61
None 43

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Radiation Therapy

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 37
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 16
Tiredness 14
Nausea 13
Burn 12
Radiation burn 12

Show all 184 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Radiation Therapy

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 183
Usually 5
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 36
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 37
Somewhat hard to take 58
A little hard to take 65
Not at all hard to take 67
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 19
$100-199 0
$50-99 5
$25-49 2
< $25 49
Not specified 152

What people switch to and from

Patients started having Radiation Therapy after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Atezolizumab (Tecentriq) 1

Patients stopped having Radiation Therapy and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Durvalumab (Imfinzi) 1
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9 patient evaluations for Radiation Therapy

Jan 15, 2016 (Started Dec 29, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rectal cancer)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (radiation burn)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Think carefully before undertaking. It is not always beneficial and the stress of treatment can be detrimental to your health. On the other hand, if it works, we need to protect against radiation side effects - burning, memory loss, fatigue, etc.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 13, 2015 (Started Dec 29, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for glioblastoma)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (numbness in left arm)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Hair loss started after 3 weeks. Arm numbness started after 3 weeks Heavy duty fatigue only really kicked in after treatment was done Caused significant brain swelling too

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2014 (Started Jan 09, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lung cancer)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for squamous cell skin cancer)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Radiation is easy to take I find
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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