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Thread: Just finished Proton Therapy

  1. #1
    Senior User
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    Apr 2013

    Just finished Proton Therapy

    Seven weeks and 30 Rad treatments are behind me and Chemo will begin in about a month for a year. UGH

  2. #2
    How do you feel? I hope it went fairly well for you. I have a friend on the chemo and she says itís kind of rough. I hope itís smoother for you.

  3. #3
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    Apr 2013
    I am just soooo tired and nauseated. I hope for a little improvement before I have to start chemo. I took chemo for a year in 2012 when first diagnosed and I feel like I lost a year because I felt so bad. Beginning July 15 I took 27 treatments of proton and three treatments of photon because the proton beam went down for a week. It was so disappointing but I had a great team working with me.

  4. #4
    Iím so sorry. Iíve heard itís pretty rough going through the radiation. The break hopefully will get you feeling a little better before chemo starts again. It is so unfortunate that the chemo for us is a year and we have to feel bad for so long. I hope you have lots of support and love.

  5. #5
    Super Moderator Top User
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    May 2011
    just curious what they told you about pros and cons of proton vs photon radiation?

    Good luck!

    Glioblastoma IV, frontal lobe - Dx March 2011. Treated with standard Stupp protocol
    Recurrence August 2016 (at 5 years PFS). Surgery August 2016, rechallenge with TMZ with immunotheraphy (nivolumab)


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