As Skinny has said, the tiredness really kicks in after the rads so bear that in mind when planning a holiday.
Also if you start on 20th then there will be a bank holiday during your rads so you won't be going for rads then and I think the minimum is 15 rads so it could run well into September before you finish.
Have you had a planning meeting yet? I started rads 2 weeks after planning.
All the best,
Do you have a Breast Care Nurse Team you could ring to find out?
You will need to check with someone in your hospital team about how many radiotherapy sessions you will need and with what frequency. It varies a lot on a case by case basis and any answers on here will be speculation.
Is your 20 August appointment for planning the treatment? What's the waiting time to actually start radiotherapy in the hopsital where you're being treated?
If you're planning a holiday in early September you might still be having radiotherpay then. You might like to also consider that tiredness is a common side effect of radiotherapy and plan the type of holiday around that fact.
Glad to hear things are going well.
I had 15 rads after my WLE and SNB op.
You will have a planning appointment for your rads before you start rads. I had a scan with that appointment and tatoos done
Hi Toulula, I had 15 sessions, some people have a booster on top of that, and others 25 etc. It depends on the equipment at a particular hospital to a certain extent. Hugs, Jo x
I had 25 daily sessions but some people just get 15 or 20 - ie 3 or 4 weeks. The actual rads takes only minutes - the travelling to and from the hospital takes it out of you though, especially if you are working too. You tend to go at the same time each day and can request morning or afternoon session, if you wanted to say work in the morning and go to hospital in the afternoon.
Hope all goes well - you are nearly there
K M x
What good news! It's bound to be an emotional time, there were probably awful thoughts going round in your head around the appointment news beforehand. Be kind to yourself while it all calms down.
Gentle hugs, Jo x
Pleased to hear your good news! You can't instantly switch from desperately worried to OK(ish) without a reaction, the tears are relief from the tension.