Radiation: How many boosters did you have at the end?

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BetsyJane
BetsyJane Member Posts: 127
My radiation doctor told me I will be getting 8 (eight) booster treatments. I know everyones treatment is different but I am wondering, is this the average number of boosters to get or am I getting more than usual?

How many did you get?

Thank you pink ladies and God Bless,

Betty

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  • MAJW
    MAJW Member Posts: 2,510 Member
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    Normal...
    First go round w/radiation I had 7 boosters...had 8 this last time in Aug. So I think it's a fairly normal amount.. Boosters only take about 45 seconds as they are zapping, big time the area where the cancer was found...use your creams faithfully and remember you'll continue to " cook" for about 2 weeks once rads are over so continue wit your creams.. Hope this helps!

    Hugs, Nancy
  • LoveBabyJesus
    LoveBabyJesus Member Posts: 1,679 Member
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    Hi Betty – I received 5
    Hi Betty – I received 5 boosters after 16 regular rad treatments. It was super quick. Wishing you the best of luck and everything will go well.
  • butterflylvr
    butterflylvr Member Posts: 944
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    Hi Betty – I received 5
    Hi Betty – I received 5 boosters after 16 regular rad treatments. It was super quick. Wishing you the best of luck and everything will go well.

    Five from me too Betty...
    Five from me too Betty... Good luck with rads !!

    Hugs,
    Lorrie
  • Tux
    Tux Member Posts: 544
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    Five from me too Betty...
    Five from me too Betty... Good luck with rads !!

    Hugs,
    Lorrie

    boosters
    I think I had 5--went even more quickly than the regular ones.
    I had a lot of burning, but healing started in the outer areas once the boosters started.
  • Alexis F
    Alexis F Member Posts: 3,598
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    Five from me too Betty...
    Five from me too Betty... Good luck with rads !!

    Hugs,
    Lorrie

    I had 10 boosters after my
    I had 10 boosters after my reg rads. Good luck!


    Lex
  • disneyfan2008
    disneyfan2008 Member Posts: 6,583 Member
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    what are boosters? I had 8
    what are boosters? I had 8 wks radiation and that was it!

    Denise
  • Rague
    Rague Member Posts: 3,653 Member
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    what are boosters? I had 8
    what are boosters? I had 8 wks radiation and that was it!

    Denise

    They are targeted at the
    They are targeted at the exact site of the tumor had been in after the last wide area rads. Not everyone has any of them - I didn't as my area was too large to be targeted.

    Susan
  • disneyfan2008
    disneyfan2008 Member Posts: 6,583 Member
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    Rague said:

    They are targeted at the
    They are targeted at the exact site of the tumor had been in after the last wide area rads. Not everyone has any of them - I didn't as my area was too large to be targeted.

    Susan

    Thanks for info..
    Denise

    Thanks for info..

    Denise
  • missingtexas
    missingtexas Member Posts: 146
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    Thanks for info..
    Denise

    Thanks for info..

    Denise

    Mine was also a large area
    Mine was also a large area and they did boosters at the scar site because it's a likely place for recurrence...I vaguely remembering him saying not everybody does it. (BTW I had 7)
    Dana
  • Noel
    Noel Member Posts: 3,095 Member
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    Thanks for info..
    Denise

    Thanks for info..

    Denise

    Boosters are at the end of
    Boosters are at the end of your rads treatment and the number that you receive varies. They are targeted right at the tumor site to kill any stray cells left behind from surgery.
  • Kristin N
    Kristin N Member Posts: 1,968 Member
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    Rague said:

    They are targeted at the
    They are targeted at the exact site of the tumor had been in after the last wide area rads. Not everyone has any of them - I didn't as my area was too large to be targeted.

    Susan

    10 boosters for me.
    10 boosters for me.
  • mollyz
    mollyz Member Posts: 756 Member
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    Kristin N said:

    10 boosters for me.
    10 boosters for me.

    boosters!
    I had five. ~~MollyZ~~
  • mollieb
    mollieb Member Posts: 148
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    what are boosters? I had 8
    what are boosters? I had 8 wks radiation and that was it!

    Denise

    None
    I didn't have any either, because I had a mastectomy -- no breast, no booster!
  • missingtexas
    missingtexas Member Posts: 146
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    mollieb said:

    None
    I didn't have any either, because I had a mastectomy -- no breast, no booster!

    Yikes so did I and they did
    Yikes so did I and they did them?? Like I said earlier though, I think they did it at the scar site because they thought that was where it would return if it came back.
  • Texasgirl10
    Texasgirl10 Member Posts: 668
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    Yikes so did I and they did
    Yikes so did I and they did them?? Like I said earlier though, I think they did it at the scar site because they thought that was where it would return if it came back.

    5 for me
    I had 5 boosters. They weren't bad & went really quick. Good luck with rads.

    Hugs,

    Dawnr