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Flying after radiotherapy

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JaneBelinda
Member

Re: Flying after radiotherapy

I finish rads on 4th September and fly to Turkey for the World Rally Championship on the 8th, so a few days later. I have been told that if I have any changes to my skin on 5th or 6th then to get straight to hospital on those days. I have high necked cossies, factor 50 cream and plenty of wraps. I am in a private villa with loads of shade too if I need it. 

Betty boop
Member

Re: Flying after radiotherapy

Hello Jobey 68,

I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday! Can I ask what sunscreen you used? 

 

Take care

 

 

Alibobs
Member

Re: Flying after radiotherapy

You should be fine to fly by then I would have thought. Yes good feeling not to have to trail backwards and forwards to the hospital every day!! Will be having follow up appointments though of course. Good luck xx
Shocked
Member

Re: Flying after radiotherapy

Oooo Alibobs - discharged - that must be a great feeling

Shocked
Member

Re: Flying after radiotherapy

Thanks Alibobs I only had 2 nodes removed and that was December not quite sure yet when my rads will start but I  hope by August flying will be OK but will of course check with the team

Alibobs
Member

Re: Flying after radiotherapy

Hi I had 2 nodes removed in November when I had my WLE done (All clear). Just finished rads today!! I flew to Goa 2 weeks prior to rads. Had no problem and I am going to Spain in 3 weeks for a short break. Nurse who discharged me today said all ok to fly!!
Jay68
Community Champion

Re: Flying after radiotherapy

Shocked - I would just check with either the radiotherapist specialist/onc or breast care nurse - you can be more susceptible to developing lymphedema during flight if you've had nodes removed and/or rads (obviously if you've had both - you've got double the risk) - you may be recommended to wear a sleeve throughout the flight - always worth checking and taking preventative measures.  

 

Hope the remainder of your treatment goes well and you get to enjoy a well earned holiday in the sunshine xx

 

Shocked
Member

Re: Flying after radiotherapy

Jobey - thanks for your reply glad you had a good holiday after your treatmet - I love Menorca 🙂

Shocked
Member

Re: Flying after radiotherapy

Hi Jay68 - I had 2 nodes removed in December when I had an mx - havong chemo until May 8th so it will be a good 6 months after the nodes were removed by the time I finish radiotherapy.

 

 

Jobey68
Member

Re: Flying after radiotherapy

I went to Menorca just over 2 weeks after my rads finished and was fine, lathered my radiated boob in factor 50 and lounged in the sun all day with no ill effects , a much deserved holiday indeed! Xx 

twistie123
Member

Re: Flying after radiotherapy

I am interested to know the answer to this as I was thinking of having a holiday after my radiotherapy as well. Hoping  you can fly asap.

 

Kaz xx

Jay68
Community Champion

Re: Flying after radiotherapy

Shocked - have you had any lymph nodes removed from the armpit area or just rads?
Shocked
Member

Flying after radiotherapy

Hi 

 

I am a little while off radiotherapy as only on round 2 of chemo but just wondering if any of you have been advised on how long to wait before flying after radiotherapy - don't know ro much about the treatment but I am having the radiotherapy on my lymph nodes in my armpit if that makes a difference, 

 

thanks xxxx