22
Jun
12

Target cancer contd. (radiation therapy)

A week has passed since I completed the RT and the effects haven’t shown much sign of receding yet. A little more about the RT:

The type of RT that I was recommended to undergo was the VMAT therapy which targets a limited area.  For the therapy, one is made to lie down and is itself painless. Though I am afraid the same may not be true of the side effects that it leads to. At least, so it was in my case. The effects are in the throat (and mouth) region as that is the area that was targeted.

Even though I was supposed to be in complete remission, I still had to undergo the RT to make sure no trace of malignancy remained. That is generally the protocol followed in case of Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (as I understood later).

In case of RT, the blood count is taken every week to check the WBC levels. The cut off in my case was 3,000 uL. Fortunately, it did not go below this though it touched 3,100uL towards the last week of therapy.

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