Nov 07, 2003 - 2:42 am
Hi - I posted on this site a couple of months ago when my Mom was first diagnosed with lung cancer - Stage 3 - nsc. Well Thursday she went for her "markings" and today, Friday, she starts her radiation treatments. Just the word radiation frightens me - I am so scared for her. She is 66 years old and seems to get short of breath quite quickly. I am just hoping she can handle the treatments. Anyway, I am just searching for some info as to what to expect from the treatments. She goes monday - friday for three weeks for 5 minutes of radiation per day. The treatments are only mildly aggressive the DR says, but he feels that is all she will be able to handle. I would love to hear from anyone who can prepare me for what side effects she may experience. Thank you.