Age, Gender Can Affect Risk To Radiation Treatment

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Doctors have a clearer picture than ever before of how much radiation reaches sensitive tissues during routine X-rays and similar imaging, thanks to sophisticated models of the human body being developed at the University of Florida.



Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:13 AM

I had I131 radiation for thyroid cancer in Sept of 2009. It destroyed the rest of my thyroid but also my ovaries. No one ever told me the long term effects of this treatment. I wish I knew what to expect.

Thu Apr 01, 2010 06:32 AM

I have got damage which was mentioned when i had the treatment. Both areas are touch sensative and has affected how my lung owrks oneside. When i get a cold/cough i now get bad chest infections. Starting to wonder what else is in the pipe line

Fri Apr 02, 2010 06:59 PM

I recently had to have metal stents placed in my trachea and left bronchus due to severe radiation damage. I had cyberknife to a 1 cm spot on my left lung in September ,2009. So much for "pinpoint" radiation. I am now coughing up pieces of the stent regularly. I also have to have CT's on a 3 month basis to monitor lungs for  BAC NSC recurrence. I worry about the radiation exposure but feel I have no choice.

Tue Apr 06, 2010 06:27 PM

I had pelvic radiation for bartholin gland cancer, 5 weeks, 5 days a week. I now have neuropathy in my feet. It is getting worse instead of better. I am on Lyrica but I am trying to cut back as I believe it is making me kind of spacey. So, cutting back has increased the pain I am having. I'm at a crossroads and don't know where to turn. I had surgery to remove the tumor so maybe if they had told me about this outcome before I agreed to follow-up radiation I may have changed my mind.

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