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Radiotherapy and hols

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Barbara Anne
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Re: Radiotherapy and hols

I asked oncologist if I could start my rads after our daughter's wedding and he was fine with that
jangar51
Member

Re: Radiotherapy and hols

When I was waiting for my rads appt after surgery asked the oncologist about waiting guidelines, and she told me they were put in place by government and not cancer surgeons or cancer specialists. S
he said they are not the same thing. I started hormone treatment almost straight after a wle and rads a while after. If the oncology team is happy for a delay, then I'm sure you'll be fine, despite the Govt timescales.
EliB
Member

Re: Radiotherapy and hols

Hi lorac170
That's very reassuring, thank you! Xx
lorac170
Member

Re: Radiotherapy and hols

EliB,

 

Morning there. Just to let you know that when I was in for my lumpectomy in May - one of the other ladies also had a big reunion planned with her scattered family & was worried that Radiotherapy would be slap bang in the middle of it. It was either the BCN or the surgeon (can't remember which) said - No, this disease doesn't rule us, of course you can have your holiday!. So, I don't think that you've anything to worry about. Enjoy your break & take care xxx

PS - also in a Scottish Hospital x

EliB
Member

Re: Radiotherapy and hols

I've been scrolling through the Radiotherapy topics to see if anyone has posted anything to do with having holidays or whatever previously planned and now having to have radiotherapy. I had a WLE for High Grade DCIS with clear margins on 21st Sept and I'm now waiting for a rads planning meeting and supposedly at that point I'll get a date to start. I'm due to be going away for a long weekend with my sister in mid-Nov and I understand that, with the guidelines for Scotland, that's bang when I *should* be due to start treatment. Do we have any say in being able to delay? This isn't a weekend that can be rescheduled or worked around, and I'd really like to go and not let her down, but don't know how much (if any) say we have.

I realise that this might sound a really trivial thing to be concerned about but I want to go and I do not want to let my sister down. She came up to Glasgow from Hampshire to be around for me when I had my surgery and as neither of us have families of our own, she's kind of  IT family wise!

Jill1998
Community Champion

Re: Radiotherapy and hols

They have guidelines they work towards re timescales post op,but people I have spoken to have ranged from 6 weeks post op to 3 months post of to start treatment .It is worth asking re putting it back a couple of weeks if you're still within a reasonable timescale .
Chrissie A
Member

Radiotherapy and hols

Due to go on hols 2nd week into my radiotherapy .... can I wait and start the radiotherapy  when I get home?