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5th week of treatment

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ahollie
Posts: 77
Joined: Feb 2014

starting 5th week of rads tomorrow..only 3 more weeks left of rads/chemo...anyone else about at the same point in treatment? I know there were several starting about the same time my hunny was...he missed a week due to his face/neck swelling and not being able to fit in mask..but is doing very well now...thanks to all the posts about thrush..we finally have that under control and hope it stays that way! Anything else that could be lurking that we should prepare for next? Thank you guys for all your help!

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CivilMatt
Posts: 2965
Joined: May 2012

ahollie,

It most likely will not h apen to your loved one, but at week 6 I started 2 to 3 weeks of neck burn.  Luckily, Silver Sulfadiazine Cream came to my rescue and fixed me up.

My last few weeks took a little more prep time, but I made it to the other side.

Good luck,

Matt

Keep swallowing and drinking water!!

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jim and i
Posts: 1630
Joined: May 2011

My husband, Jim, had to miss a week of RADS two times. His neck burn wasn't until he finished. The tiredness and the mucous was the worst during most of his treatment.

Debbie

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