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  #11  
Unread 07-13-2004, 11:37 PM
radiation

Radiation seeds from my understanding are little radioactive pellets that are placed inside you. They are only radioactive for a certain period of time. I'm sure someone out there knows more about them than me. Thank you all so much for your replies!! I love this site!!
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  #12  
Unread 07-14-2004, 11:27 PM
radiation

Cappi,
I just remembered, my neighbor had those seeds for prostate cancer. I haven't heard of women getting them. I haven't read here about any women having that treatment. Is that what your radiation oncologist wants to do for your cancer? Will you also have external radiation?

Honestly, radiation isn't a problem. It's a piece of cake compared to chemo.

One thing I have read is that it helps if you have external rads with a full bladder. Supposedly it helps protect your bladder. The doctors didn't tell me that, but I have read it here and I usually had radiation with a full bladder. Also, radiation seems to be somewhat easier on women who aren't very thin. But my friend is very skinny and she did fine with radiation. I saw her tonight, she's 6 months out of treatment and doing great, no problems at all.

Good luck to you. You'll be fine.
Hugs,
Janie
  #13  
Unread 07-15-2004, 05:46 AM
radiation

I dont know if I am right but could the seeds be what they put in the "tampon" for the internal radiation?? JMHO
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