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Radiation

Should do I get radiation?

  1. I'm confused because first my oncologist said he didn't want to take me off of my Hydre meds because they are low and radiation could make it worse. Then the radiologist said she wanted to do 3 weeks of radiation. Then my oncologist nurse calls me and said stop the Hydra and do radiation. So I want to speak to my oncologist to understand why he changed his mine.The radiation is for breast cancer.I had surgery 2 weeks ago and they said it was stage 1 and they got it all.I just don't know what to do. Ty Ruth

    1. Yes, I think your best bet is to get in touch with the doctor themselves and ask for clarification. I can't tell you how many times a PA or nurse told me one thing and the doctor told me another. Just for your own sake, it's best to hear it directly from the horse's mouth. You may have to insist but it's worth it!. Keep on keepin' on, DPM

  2. So that everyone is on the same page 📄 if possible maybe you can have a meeting with both healthcare providers to get on one a cord, peace of mind, and to better understand what the verbal back and forth is for. I understand your confusion but I also understand it maybe really hard to get everyone together. I’m really hoping though you’re health team can help you and also answer your health concerns and questions ❤️❤️❤️It’s frustrating to get backwards answer on to do something and then not to. ( the yo-yo 🪀 effect 😩🫂

    1. I'm waiting for my oncologist to call me back so I can get answers
      Ty for your reply

      1. ty I will

      2. Hoped you got your questions answered today 😀

    2. I was quite concerned when told I needed radiation (40 external beam treatments) for a different cancer. For me the anticipation was worse than the actual process. Key to me is to speak to all of your providers. Too often we are involved in what i call "silo treatments" -- meaning individual MD's never speak with others who are treating you. I put teams together by making sure every MD gets copied (All of testing, scans etc all are sent to every MD treating me - and yes that induces my dentist, podiatrist and eye doctor.) If nothing else there is lots to talk about when we meet and some amazing things happen - Like a podiatrist giving you his take on neuropathy of the feet caused by chemo ... . Dennis(Blood-Cancer.com TEAM)

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