Exercise during radiation therapy

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Avatar n tn I am getting ready to start whole breast radiation therapy next week and I wanted to know if there are any tricks of the trade to prevent some of the dry, itchy, redness side effects. They told me they would give me one RX but didn't sound like I should get my hopes up on it helping much. Also, they told me I can't wear deodorant under the arm they are treating, is there some special deodorant I can buy or something else I can use that they aren't aware of?
Avatar m tn Thus, while GcMAF may be promising and a good option for some of us, it requires a doctor that is familiar with it to help with the blood testing and support during the 4-6 months of injection therapy. Please discuss with your doctor before trying this on your own." And there is some more info on the blog. Might be helpful...
Avatar f tn I had a 20 sessions of radiation too.I was feeling fine all during my therapy,I had a light suntan and no skin burn whatsoever...just a little itchiness and dryness.After each session I applied a little Aveeno moisturizing lotion making sure though not to efface the ink markings .Of course the skin of the breast must be cleansed and dried meticulously before each radiation treatment.
Avatar m tn Can prostatectomy be done as a salvage operation after Proton Beam Therapy? I know it is not a viable option after seeds or EBRT, but the Oncologists at a PBT facility are saying it is an option after PBT because there is no scarring outside the prostate. Also related, can a biopsy be done after Proton Beam Therapy? I am considering doing the PBT and then having a biopsy a year later to see if the cancer is gone.
1826037 tn?1320340914 been very anemic so i was told not to exercise at all by my dr.. i usually exercise at least 1 hour every day..bike surf or hike... i miss it so bad.. i miss being outside.. does anyone know what a safe hgb level would be to start exercising a little bit again.. i know i cant surf cause of the potential for bruising and possible drowning cause im so weak..(haha) anyway ..i cant get a straight answer from my dr ..normal for me was 14.
Avatar n tn If she continues to have signs of persistent cancer either from seeing unresectable tumor at surgery or by xray, then most people would consider adding therapy either with chemotherapy of hormone therapy. There are some people who might watch a small tumor with therapy especially if it is slow growing. I did a pub med search but do not see any compelling research to guide us. I like this little abstract which humbly makes this point Case Rep Oncol. 2010 Jan 13;3(1):14-18.
Avatar m tn Considering stress is a trigger for many with flare ups, and the flare ups themselves can be stressful, how do you manage your emotions and stay calm during a flare? I'm having a really hard time with this one, because of the visual problems and the impact on my life right now. Add to that the non-responsiveness and lack of concern the neuro is showing over all of this, my stress level is off the charts lately.
Avatar m tn Here is just one of the many dangers of ALA IV therapy: This is from Pubmed which is considered to be very trustworthy by the medical community. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19616616 "We conclude that large doses of lipoic acid displace sulfhydryls from binding sites, resulting in depletion of serum cysteine, but also pose a methylation burden with severe depletion of liver S-adenosylmethionine and massive release of S-adenosylhomocysteine.
Avatar n tn I'm a 60 year old men, in excellent health, except for experiencing tremors during sleep that wake me up and have difficulty going back to sleep. As I start to fall sleep again, I feel these "rumbleling" (tremors) around my upper body. I immediately wake up again. These tremors last for about 10-15 seconds after I wake up. The first time I experienced this condition was exactly two years ago. It lasted for about four days and it simply went away.
Avatar n tn Also, normally if there is no lymph node involvement and the mass is 1cm and under no chemo is usually recommended but radiation is. It is sometimes left up to the patient. Is she going to a credible breast cancer center? Do you know her ER, PR and HER2 status? Is she post or pre menopausal? An oncotype test would also be beneficial in determining her need for chemo. It is good her scans were negative.
Avatar m tn said if they can't be stabilize we will have to stop the treatment which i don't think i want to do, the Dr. didn't mention anything about the risk of taking of taking iron during tx but i read somewhere and i don't really remember where that it is not ideal or something like that, my question is have anyone faced the same and what you did if yes? is it ok to take the iron tablets?
Avatar n tn There is SOMETHING wrong and I don't want that to be found during my autopsy!! Anyone, anything?
1856560 tn?1320684899 To counteract what those pills did to your digestion, drink more water, exercise regularly, and eat a little more fiber foods, AND get some "probiotics" in you from Acidophilus milk or Activia yogurt or you can get a pill form from the health food store. Hang in!
168348 tn?1379360675 The hip and joint pain became so severe I began Physical Therapy. 4 weeks after stopping Tirosint the headaches finally went away along with the nervousness. The joint/hip pain went away as quickly as it appeared. Not everyone is sensitive to levo, fillers, or dyes like I am. I have to think my body for some reason just can't tolerate it :(.
Avatar m tn it could be due to a number of causes like Vascular disease, Diabetes, Drugs, Hormone imbalances, Neurologic conditions, Pelvic trauma, surgery, radiation therapy, Psychological conditions like depresion and performance anxiety. Talk to your partner openly about any fears or apprehensions, eat nutritious healthy food, exercise regularly and cut down on smoking or alcohol if you are taking it. If still a problem then please get yourself evaluated for the medical conditions mentioned above.
469720 tn?1388149949 In my mind, I think that calcium scoring is a very important motivational tool for someone who would change their life style of diet, exercise and nutrition if they had a compelling reason. Some people genuinely need that kick in the butt. But for the person who is doing exactly what they should be in terms of lifestyle and medical risk reduction for cholesterol or hypertension, there is little to be gained. Now lets look at a particular exception. You are a 45 year old male.
Avatar f tn I got addicted during chemo and took for a few years and then stopped. And started again when my spondylosis(sp) got so bad. My back is broken down from all the steroids that I took during 2 years of chemo and radiation. Is there something that I can take from the doctor that will help with this pain that will not mess up my 5 days clean. I flushed my norcos and my moms (sorry mom), but have not left the bed since Tuesday. Only to shower.
Avatar n tn Two weeks later I received radiation therapy 10 minutes a day for 7 weeks (weekends not included). I am still experiencing joint pain and calf muscle and foot pain, along with lower leg weakness that exercise doesn’t seem to help. The most positive thing I was told by Oncology professionals is that this pain may just suddenly end. I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer during my yearly mammogram this year. I had a lumpectomy and 3 lymph nodes removed.
Avatar n tn History of sarcoidosis and endometrial adenocarcinoma with radiation treatment years ago. Muscle twitches always felt (but rarely visible) for about 18 months in both legs and buttocks. I know that one of the possible diagnoses is a variant of ALS, or an unusual form of motor neuron disease. Some sensory problems, no cramping, reflexes diminished, not hyperreflexive. No difficulty swallowing. Recent improvement, for a couple of months, then leveled off.
Avatar n tn Your young age may rule out, you can a self-differentional dx to eliminate certain medications, radiation therapy and there can be toxic nerve damage due to lead, alcohol, or tobacco.Emotional stress causing hyperactivation Raynaud's phenomenon is an exaggeration of vasomotor response to emotional distress and there can be a vasomotor response causing extreme constriction of peripheral blood vessels, etc. Being able to shake away symtoms indicates a circulation problem.
Avatar m tn I had the same treatment that Geec had I was sent to a physiotherapist that was trained in lymphatic drainage massage that was attached to my hospital she does a a lot of work with lymphodema patients, but I was sent for prevention rather than treatment as they were worried during radiation treatment that my right leg would swell. I have the lymphatic drainage massage instructions that I was shown how to do everyday which I am happy to scan and email to anyone who is interested.
Avatar n tn It may be a side effect of medical treatments like radiation therapy or antibiotics. Diseases like ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and sexually transmitted diseases may also cause proctitis. Other causes include rectal injury, bacterial infection, allergies, and malfunction of the nerves in the rectum. The course of the disease and treatment depends on the cause. This can be performed via a biopsy that should have been done during the sigmoidoscopy.
778528 tn?1253816950 radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, pregnancy, nasal decongestants, fatigue, stress, and weight loss. Patulous eustachian tubes in the most severe form may be patent at all times, whereas a less severe form has been reported, where the tube is anatomically closed at rest, but may open easily during exercises or in association with a decrease in peritubal extracellular fluid.
Avatar f tn I don't have any family history that i am aware of that got this diease but I have had a couple CT scans recently for various medical reasons and now I started to think maybe the radiation from those scans caused a protein in my brain to misfold causing FFI... I no it sounds crazy but all my symptoms match FFI and no medicines I have tried put me to sleep at all .... I guess I just came here to get this off my chest but its been 18 days now with out hardly if any sleep ..
Avatar f tn Injuries, such as whiplash or a direct blow to the ear or head. Injury to the inner ear following surgery or radiation therapy to the head or neck. A rapid change in environmental pressure (barotrauma). Severe weight loss from malnutrition or excessive dieting. Repeated exercise with the neck in a hyperextended position, such as when bicycle riding. Blood flow (vascular) problems, such as carotid atherosclerosis, AV malformations, and high blood pressure (hypertension).
Avatar n tn I am 2 years post surgery and radiation therapy. I still have trouble sleeping through the night and have other effects of the radiation therapy. I refused Tamoxifen and I keep refusing it. I can only speak from my experience but I think the most important thing for the patient is to trust her instinct and make each decision for herself. I am 68 years old and my cancer was small too and it was estrogen receptor positive and the nodes were clear.
Avatar f tn I have a previous c-spine injury from many years ago that I somehow aggravated again, probably with exercise. It has become more painful over the course of the past two years. My doctor, of course first prescribed muscle relaxers, etc., and then send me for a neck x-ray and CT scan. Both indicated arthritis in my neck. The pain continued so he then sent me to a neurosurgeon. A nerve study was conducted and old injuries impacting the nerves were discovered in my neck and in my back.
Avatar n tn I was partially awake and joking with my surgeon on and off during the surgery. I would like to encourage you, however, to be vigilant about follow up. It is now a year later and I have 3 new areas requiring biopsy. Given that I have a family history of breast cancer, I feel hormonal therapy (Tamoxifen) should have been considered/discussed after my first breast biopsy.
155056 tn?1333642288 •Weakness •Hair loss •Constipation •Poor appetite •Diarrhea •Discoloration of the urine (red/orange color) for about 48 hours after treatment •Darkening of skin at the site of previous radiation therapy. (radiation recall - see skin reactions). •Darkening, discoloration of nail beds (see skin reactions) A serious but uncommon side effect of Doxil can be interference with the pumping action of the heart. You can receive only up to a certain amount of Doxil during your lifetime.