Dealing with many long term effects
Hi, I am a 2x childhood cancer survivor (I am 34 now). The last 10 years or so I've been devleoping long tern effects- chronic pain, chronic fatigue - which no-one acknowledges- chronic staff infection and memory loss. I'd love to chat with others dealing with even one similar issue.
Thyroid problems after radiation?
Has anyone experienced throid problems after radiation treatment? I have 25 treatments to the chest area and now they think I might have a thyroid problem. I will let you know the results of the tests but I want to hear from you too. Thanks, Lia
Long Term Effects Clinics
I am a 31 year old childhood cancer survivor (Wilms tumor and lung cancer). I have had multiple late effects, for a total of 10 surgeries throughout my life. I have always had Kaiser insurance and have had what I considered "crisis management" health care. I am now researching and learning more and am realizing there is…
Muscle Loss due to Radiation
I had stage IA Hodgkins back in 95' with 6 weeks of upper field radiation therapy. I'm very blessed to be a 7 year survivor. My only complaint is the fact that I have loss a good deal of muscle in my neck and upper body areas. Being athletic this has been tough to deal with. I would appreciate any information regarding the…
lack of muscle tone
I had 4 rounds of AC chemo, and I think my lack of muscle tone was due to the amount of inactivity I went through during chemo. I'm retired, so I had the luxury of feeling bad and just going to sleep when I needed it. I have talked to other women who later(after chemo)noticed that their teeth were less healthy and that…
Lack of muscle tone
I am currently undergoing chemo (Carbo/Taxofere) for ovarian cancer. Within my 1st month of treatment (currently starting my 3rd) I noticed a loss of muscle tone. It was all my muscles (calf, thigh, arms)! It is a HUGE effort to just take short walks, it feels like I'm dragging my legs! I had VERY strong muscles before…