Survivors' Guide to Radiation
Next to surgery, radiation is the most common treatment we hear about in the community, both in terms of success and side effects. Exchange experiences and get tips in the forums and articles below!
Choosing treatment can be nerve-wracking. Even once you've chosen radiation, there can be multiple choices to make.
Have you had any post-radiation side effects (you can choose multiple!)?
There's a lot that goes into treatment both mentally and physically, from getting to treatments to juggling family.
- Zeke talks the diagnosis and treatment process as a single dad in Support: Finding the Right Team
- Read Jim's two-part treatment story Donut of Doom
Road to recovery
Side effects can pop up even some time after treatment is over. While some folks don't experience any side effects, others have serious challenges.
- Read Chronic Radiation Proctitis: Tricks to Prevent and Treat
- Freddie talks about the whole journey in Thinking Back, When I Was First Diagnosed
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