Thanks Caroline. A couple of weeks is good to know. Yes, gentle treatment because of mum's age and her desire to focus on quality of life. Thanks for your reply, appreciate it xx
My mum was dx with secondary bc aged 79 (36 years after her first dx, but caused by a new primary) and is currently undergoing radio therapy to her spine (T11-12), to relief pain. She is having 5 lots, tomorrow is a last zap and will then see her doctor for a chat. She was also put on anastrozole. She has significant spread to spine, ribs, pelvis and pleura.
Having been through bc myself 7 yrs ago (primary, fingers crossed, doing very well) I naturally want to find out about treatments, what we can expect etc. Have done a bit of googling, but I know that this forum offers the invaluable experience of women who have been through it. Also realise everyone is different.
How long does it take to experience the impact of this type of radiotherapy? Mum is experiencing more pain on the spot that they are treating, during the night especially. Thanks for your support xx