Jul 02, 2010 - 7:12 pm
I am 30 or so pounds overweitht, and can stand to lose that and not hurt my stamina and strength. My Radiatin Nurse told me to expect to lose 30 to 40 pounds. She told me to eat everything, and anything that I wanted now to put weight on. She said the weight loss is to be expected. Then a Rep from a Health Care company that works with my Oncologist said the Hospital would stop Radiation and Chemo if I started losing weight. I am confused here. The Hospital tells me to expect weight loss, and it will not present a problem. Then I am told if I lose weight, them an alarm will go up, and chemo and radiation will be placed on hold and hence my recovery. Can anybody share with me their weight issuses during radiation and chemo, how much they lost, and what happened in regards to their treatment. I am confused. I am 52 years old, and 5'9'' tall. Thank you everybody, my docs tell me that they have never had a patient so excited to start radiation and chemo before. I tell them the sooner that I start, then the sooner I can start teaching again.