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Radiation- preparation

Radiation- preparation

Posted by LGS on Jul 22, 2020 2:09 pm

I finished my last chemo session last week, radiation will start in about a month. Have a telephone call from the radiation oncologist tomorrow for schedule. I am wondering if anyone could tell me what products they  recommend I should buy in advance of treatment as it will be easier to do it now.

Re: Radiation- preparation

Posted by Whitelilies on Jul 23, 2020 8:18 pm

LGS‍ Hello.......You must be so happy chemo is done.....yeah YOU DID IT.....you said in 1 month you start radiation......hopefully this will be easier on you.....
I found radiation was "not that bad".  Some people have side effects that vary......it will depend on "where" the radiation is aimed at......for you....Breast area.
Perhaps buy some soothing lotion (pure/organic) for after a session......you may feel area is drying out.
I had radiation for Colon Cancer.....there was a pre-appointment, for "tattoo marker", so the machine could be pointed in the right spots!  4 markers, to be exact.
I had a bit of constipation....then diarrhea....then bloating.......but all was manageable.
You will SAIL through this part.....perhaps other members can offer suggestions as well, to guide you.

Sending you strength, virtually!



Re: Radiation- preparation

Posted by SheenaS on Jul 24, 2020 10:02 pm

Hi - I just started radiation after completing chemo for breast cancer. if i may recommend a cream to apply twice daily after your treatment. 

La Roche Posay LIPIKAR. It's very soothing. Make sure it' unscented.