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Radiotherapy to Vertebrae

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Re: Radiotherapy to Vertebrae


@raraJ75 wrote:

Hi


I was diagnosed de novo in September  - so double whammy! 


For me it has been 4 years 8 months since early stage diagnosis and feel as if my life has crumbled.  I am awaiting PET scan, results which i am so anxious about and still have another 8 radiotherapy sessions to go.  The pain is the same, in fact maybe more of a burning feeling pulling round my ribs.  I just want to live many more years.

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Re: Radiotherapy to Vertebrae

Hi


I was diagnosed de novo in September  - so double whammy! 

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Re: Radiotherapy to Vertebrae


@raraJ75 wrote:

Hi. 

I have rads to my L3 vertebrae. I had 5 sessions although I had had most of the actual L3 removed via surgery.

 

I think the rads helped a bit although the surgery made the most difference to my pain levels. The pain was worse towards the end and just after but then did get better. My bowels were a bit upset too but as yours is a bit higher that may not be the case for you. 

I think some of the extra pain came from just getting in and off the bed/lying still etc. 


Were you diagnosed with this long after your primary?  

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Re: Radiotherapy to Vertebrae

Hi. 

I have rads to my L3 vertebrae. I had 5 sessions although I had had most of the actual L3 removed via surgery.

 

I think the rads helped a bit although the surgery made the most difference to my pain levels. The pain was worse towards the end and just after but then did get better. My bowels were a bit upset too but as yours is a bit higher that may not be the case for you. 

I think some of the extra pain came from just getting in and off the bed/lying still etc. 

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Radiotherapy to Vertebrae

Anyone had radiotherapy to vertebrae?  A lesion has been discovered in my T-9 which is additionally stenosing medulla.  I am receiving radiotherapy for release of this pressure and to target lesion.  I was given 2nd radiotherapy yesterday - 8 more to go.  The pain is still present at the back and reflecting to the front (no incontinence or pins and needles)  I am a little apprehensive as to the results of this.  Would appreciate your testimonies of this.