Losing weight during radiation treatments

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Avatar m tn s losing weight and losing blood as well. Does anyone know of a specialist who deals with type of problem in the Western Pennsylvania area? As an alternative, has anyone experienced this and found something that helped? I'm just trying to get some answers for a dear friend who is suffering quite badly these days.... BTW, I also posted this question in the Rectal Cancer Community -- I hope that's okay? Thank you and God bless you all!
Avatar f tn I fininshed chemo AC/Tox Oct. 29, 2009, had radiation - 28 treatments finished 1-7-2010. About 6 weeks after I finished chemo, I finished losing my hair on my head and lost eyelashes and eyebrows. Now after 3 months (they grew back even longer) I'm losing my eyelashes again. Is this normal? I'm doing nothing different before, during or after chemo/radiation.
Avatar m tn s losing weight and losing blood as well. Does anyone know of a specialist who deals with type of problem in the Western Pennsylvania area? As an alternative, has anyone experienced this and found something that helped? I'm just trying to get some answers for a dear friend who is suffering quite badly these days.... Thank you and God bless you all!
Avatar n tn I am a 29 year old female with a history of cervical cancer that resulted in a radical hysterectomy, radiation to the pelvic area combined with three (1) week treatments of 5-FU and Cistplatin. After all my treatments were finished. I started having bladder problems (spasdic bladder) it was ruled out that I had radiation cystitis of interstitial cystitis. Acouple of months went by and I started having numbness down my right leg.
Avatar n tn Hi. Hair loss during chemotherapy or radiation therapy is usually temporary, but with repeated treatment, regrowth of the hair may take longer (sometimes as long as six months). There is a possibility that the hair loss becomes permanent, but I cannot find exact figures on the proportion of patients who experience permanent baldness. I suppose it depends on the type of chemotherapy used and the radiation dose.
Avatar f tn I went through 34 radiation treatments. Keep some Aquaphor Lotion on hand to help with skin problems. If its anywhere close to the throat and he starts feeling a little pain in that area get the doctor to give him the miracle mouthwash. And make sure he eats 3 meals aday if he gets sick at his stomache get something from the doctor. He will be tired out from the treatments so have him take naps. If he has trouble sleeping get the doctor to prescribe sleeping pills.
Avatar n tn I also have real trouble losing weight ,joint pain and depression.In general i try to stay positive but i find myself feeling scared and worried.What is the percentage of people who wind up with cancer again and what are the long term effects of treatment. Is it possible to live a long life ? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/259369'>Chemo/Radiation long term side effects</a>.
Avatar f tn I have stage 1, HER2+ bc and finished chemo (TCH) 4 weeks ago but am continuing herceptin treatments for the year. During radiation do I continue my herceptin or is it recommended to postpone the treatments till the radiation is finished? I have gotten 2 different answers from my primary onc and the radiation onc so now I am unsure of what to do. What is the normal protocol?
Avatar n tn I am a 29 year old female with a history of cervical cancer that resulted in a radical hysterectomy, radiation to the pelvic area combined with three (1) week treatments of 5-FU and Cistplatin. After all my treatments were finished. I started having bladder problems (spasdic bladder) it was ruled out that I had radiation cystitis of interstitial cystitis. Acouple of months went by and I started having numbness down my right leg. I saw my radiation oncologist and she didn't have a clue.
Avatar n tn I am 64 years old and recently received radiation treatments for breast cancer. A month after my treatments I started to gain a lot of weight. I have been between 120 and 125 lbs all my adult life and very active. 12 months after treatments I am 170 and still gaining no matter how sensibly I eat (and with controlling my cholesterol through diet for many years, I do eat sensibly) and even exercising and walking extensively, I am continuing to gain weight.
Avatar f tn Also, what is Mammosite and Radiation seeding? Could these treatments save me from going through the traditional radiation therapy? What are my chances if I waited 2 years to have such treatments. I am wondering if it would be worth it not to put myself at risk for a future lung cancer episode.
Avatar f tn I have to have an MRI to determine if I have MS. have other mummys had an MRI during pregnancy?
Avatar n tn My grandmother is in her late 70s and was recently diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. She is now on chemotherapy, but during the course of her illness and her treatments which she has not completed yet, she has lost a lot of weight. She has a very small apetite and has difficulty consuming solid foods. She needs to gain weight but she doesn't have the apetite to simply eat more, what can our family do to make sure she puts weight back on? Diet suggestions?
Avatar m tn ) I would really appreciated if some one could tell me if I will be able to get 2-no radiation on my lungs. I forget to ask the doctor,and some friends are telling me that radiation can be given only once. If anybody can give me answer I will greatly appreciated. I have another appointment in this coming monday but this question is make me worry. Thank you for taking time to read this question. BOB.
Avatar f tn I had cushings disease after two surgeries and 26 radiation treatments my pitutiary gland died. I now have adrenal insufficiency I'm now 50 and going thru the change my hormons are crazy. I tiik prednisone for 26 years then they switched me to cortef. I've gained 35 pounds. They put me on Microgestin for the hot flashed and to help me from getting ovarian cancer. Why am I still gaining weight. I can't take much more. I take Cymbolta for depression.
Avatar n tn I would get my doc to follow it up with chemo. My aunt (now deceased) had bladder cancer and the docs told her they got it all when they removed her bladder and that there was no need for chemo. Well, 6 months later, cancer back and she died from it. She said she should have insisted they follow it up with chemo but she trusted the doc. Good luck and God Bless you!
794236 tn?1238016706 This has controlled the growth of my tumors during that time, although the sacrum tumor required radiation in January of this year. I opted for the radiation as opposed to surgery, due to the risk of becoming paralyzed. My doctor pretty much guarateed paralysis if I had the risky surgery, so the "chance" of paralysis due to additional radiation was a better bet in my case.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with mild hyperthyroidism, my uptake score was 43. My endocrinologist wants to do radioactive iodine but I am hesitant. I am leaning towards thyroidectomy because I received mantle and abdominal radiation treatments for Hodgkin's disease in 2003. I'm concerned this is more radiation than I should have. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on the issue. Am I overreacting? Thank you in advance.
4715985 tn?1371582997 I havent actually puke so far during the pregnancy and ive gained my normal 5 lbs during my first three months. But in between week 12 and week 13 i lost 4lbs? Im pretty sure im eating as much as i did during the last couple of weeks. During my bad days of nausea i cant fit much but its getting better. Im just wondering if there would be a reason why i would lose weight in only a week? Im so scared that something bad will happen, is this normal?
Avatar n tn The Oncologist is correct; Radiation is always recommended after lumpectomy, clean margins or not. Some do work thru radiation but it always causes some fatigue and it doesn't stop as soon as radiation is finished. It would depend on what type of work you do and how often your treatments are scheduled. I'm just basing this on what pt.s have told me; no personal experience here. Good Luck .....
Avatar n tn I have taken the capsules and eaten fiber cereal and salads and fruit and everything I could not eat during radiation treatments. Nothing has changed. Does anyone have any recommendations if they have gone through this. I just want to have a regular bowel movement. Fighting two bouts of cancer within nine months has depleted my energy.
Avatar f tn Studies have shown up to 65% of patients who receive radiation have weight loss. BOTH chemotherapy and radiation can affect appetite . I understand you aren't noticing any big changes with appetite. There is also some suggestion that fighting cancer takes caloric energy to combat the inflammatory response. So, this may be additionally contributing.
Avatar m tn but after chemo was over she regained light-normal weight and has moved toward need to lose a pound or two. She then developed lung nodules and is again in chemo... losing weight again. She did not have any radiation. Best I can recall she was in good shape other than some problems with hands and feet numbness - forget the official name of the condition. This goes on and has worsened with this second round of chemo... but this is beyond your question.
Avatar f tn I'm almost 19 weeks. I've lost quite a bit of weight during the pregnancy. Around 23 pounds actually. I'm starting to worry the baby will be malnourished. I'm trying to eat more but I get sick. Still haven't felt movement either.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with prostate cancer several months ago and have undergone two sessions of TomoTherapy Radiation Treatment. For the past three days I have experienced very serious burning during urination as well as having to awaken every 90-120- minutes to urinate during sleeping hours. I have 41 treatments to go and I am extremely reluctant to continue with this treatment regimen if the burning is likely to get any worse.
Avatar n tn My radi oncologist says radiation treatments will be adjusted.The tects in radiation say this area is not being irradiated.I am confused and very uncomfortable going on 7 dayswith this .If you have experience with this please advise....I am very grateful for your imput as I don't know what to do next.