What is the average radiation treatment for lung cancer like? How many sessions?

What is the average radiation treatment for lung cancer like? How many sessions?

Judith Gamble
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My son starts on Monday, having 10 sessions, 10 mins each day .

Helen Dolan
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Each patient's treatment will be unique to their diagnosis. I had 30 rounds.

Janet Driscoll
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Thank you. I know there is a "range" I was just wondering how big it is.

Judith Gamble 3 years

My mil was supposed to do 30 but she only did about half. This was after chemo and surgery to remove her lung.

Kari Maldonado
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How is she

Danny London 3 years

She passed away 2 months ago today.

Kari Maldonado 3 years

I had 35 sessions, Mon.-Fri. For 7 weeks

Pam Stallings
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That's how many weeks i completed but never counted, this community is bumming me out.

Donnie Bonner 3 years

Pam Stallings my dad has to get about 33~35sessions of radiation too(hasn't started yet) how did you feel&can you give any advice?

Ji Kim Villarreal 3 years

I never had any problems. I felt tired, but was having chemo at the same time, so not sure what the cause was. Maybe both. I just found out today that my first PET scan after chemo & radiation, shows that I have no evidence of cancer. Praying for the best for your dad!!

Pam Stallings 3 years

Donnie Bonner, I'm sorry you feel that way. I wasn't counting. That was what they told me my schedule was at the beginning of treatment. I just found out today that my cancer is gone. Best wishes to you

Pam Stallings 3 years

Pam Stallings my dad is also getting chemo&radiation at the same time he is really scared and nervous...... Everyone is telling us he can't handle it since he is so weak but I believe in him I know he can fight this! It brings tears to my eyes hearing that you have no evidence of cancer!! So happy foru! Thanks for the reply!

Ji Kim Villarreal 3 years
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My mom did 13 sessions they lasted 15 minutes they wanted too do 16 but were afraid more damage

Darlene Soto
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Is it helpful for u

Raj Groves 3 years

I had 35 Monday thru Friday, takes about 10-15 minutes

Ken Rosa
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I had 67 gy, mon-fri for 6 weeks.

Mikael Byers
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Mine is 30

Lisa Dougherty
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5 days a week for 5 weeks for me not bad just a little tired only side effect I had.

Bill Fountain
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It's all individualized. Mine was 5 days a week for 6 week totally 36 treatments and chemo once every 3 weeks for 4 treatments. Chest burnt so bad by end that lasted for like 3 weeks and extremely tired after for a long time .

Randi Cartwright
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My mother is exhausted. How long did the exhaustion last for you?

CathyAnne Greer 3 years

And body aches. I feel so bad for her.

CathyAnne Greer 3 years

CathyAnne Greer do I really want to know wasn't pretty. How old is your mom?

Randi Cartwright 3 years

My mom had 30 radiation treatments & 4 or 5 chemo. She did it this past summer 87-88 yrs old... Stage 2. They refused to operate due to her exercise test results( which in my opinion were skewed due to her very low hemoglobin, unrelated to lung cancer). We now wait for the next PET CT scan.

Michelle Franco 3 years

Michelle Franco wow I don't know how an 88 year old could bare those treatments. I am 30 years younger and we're TOUGH.

Randi Cartwright 3 years
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I had 30 rounds of radiation and 4 chemo sessions

Beverly Williams
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I had 15 rounds

Laurie Mcmullen
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Mine took about 15 minutes each and I had 30 treatments.

Stephen Friedman
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Im scheduled for 30-I had #9 today so still have a ways to go!

Deborah Olsen
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Yep I'm like pam.. 36 sessions every day for about the same time skin wise it was like a sun burn but interal.. Wow alot of discomfort.

George Bruner
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Any tricks to make the esophageal issues any better? Im thinking will just stay on liquid diet for the next month

Deborah Olsen 3 years

Oh yes magic mouth wash is amazing and carafate ask doc about these and protonics.. Helps with heart burn and acid reflux

George Bruner 3 years

I started carafate yest and zantac been taking twice daily for awhile. I will ask about the magic mouthwash

Deborah Olsen 3 years

I used magic mouthwash, but it was for mouth sores from the chemo.

Pam Stallings 3 years

Plenty of stuff out there .. My target was right next to my heart so my esophagus got beat up a little

George Bruner 3 years
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Mine was 36 radiation and 6 Chemo

Richard House
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I had 30 treatments. 5 days a week for 6 weeks.

Katherine Mcgrath
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I had 30 + 16 chemo

Hilary Mclain
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My husband had 33 days of radiation, on his lungs and he had the platinum chemo for weeks before they started the radiation. He getting chemo again now and it's going on 3 years

Susan Hendricks
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35 treatments for me.

Missy Dailey
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30 radiation and 16 chemo

Jim Spicer
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I had 20 45 minute rounds of SBRT radiation.

Linda Floyd
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I had stereotactic radiation for 8 sessions. It was painless and I had very few side effects. Very manageable. Look up SBRT. It was every other day. They don't use it for all situations, but it's worth asking about.

Genevieve Mcgowan
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I did 30.

Dale Hamm
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30 on mediastinum and 4 SBRT on lung

Deborah Olsen 3 years

I did 35

Wayne Moseley
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Dwayne had 30 after 8 months of chemo

Lisa Barker
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I did 37. The radiation is individualized for each person

Vickie Barrow
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Monday through Friday, for 4 weeks, was gonna go 6 weeks md said didn't need to

Karen Clayton
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I think the focus is how much gy (radiation). You can have any number of tx. It depends on how much radiation you are getting. There is a "cutoff" point where the gy you get will no longer prolong life or "kill the cancer".

Mikael Byers 3 years

I had 25 after 4 rounds of chemo.

Heather Driver
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My mother went on certain days, not everday and her sessions were long. Hours.

Austina Field
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