Friday, March 31, 2006

Radiation Oncologist # 2

Went to see another radiation oncologist. He said he’d use 50 Gray (1.8 Gray a day) dose with two glancing fields. He said I didn’t need 3D conformal or IMRT radiation, although I’d read that they’re more accurate and safer in sparing healthy tissue and organs. I told him my worries about getting a secondary cancer from radiation. He said that happens to only 1 out of 1,000 patients. Not too encouraging, given that my chances of getting breast cancer at all was about 1 out of a gazillion (according to my estimate).

Also went to see surgeon, who drained fluid from the right side only this time - 32 ml.

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