How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by Sheila5 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 03:33 AM
Does anyone have any experience with a Low Dose Radiation, half the strength and only 13 treatments? It has been suggested for my husband when he is done with the chemo next month.
Any thoughts or comments? He has CNS Lymphoma, which is a brain cancer. It has returned 3 times and he can't go through the chemo a 4 th time. His body simply won't take a 4 th round. He is fortunate that he has responded to the chemo and we have not had to go to the WBR to maintain his cancer. This time has been very hard on him. Sloan Kettering has done a study on this but unfortunately, they have not had a lot of people to report on but so far they have said there have been minimal side effects such as the dementia or alzheimer. Fatigue is the biggest issue reported.
My husband wants to try the low dose in an effort to keep his cancer away for as long as possible, because we know if it comes back again chances are he won't have many options available.
God Bless all the warriors and Caregivers ... this is one tough battle we fight daily.
Caregiver for John dx July 2007 and still fighting!
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