Category: Radiation Education

Facing Fear

My heart in this blog and my journey has always been to provide perspective and to be able to share the real and honest truth about what it’s like to travel these treacherous roads, both physically and emotionally. Since treatment ended, I have been…

7 OTC Items That Help During Head and Neck Radiation Therapy

Along the way, through my 30 radiation treatments, I gathered a few tips and tricks that helped to ease or lessen some of the side effects and symptoms that come with head and neck cancer treatments. This list includes my top 7 items that…

Podcast Debut: Glanda Tells All

Last September, a former radiation therapist named Cheryl Turner contacted me on Glanda’s Instagram and asked if I would be interested in being a guest on her Rad-Cast podcast. Rad-Cast is a radiation podcast available on all platforms that provides CE credit for radiation…

Treatment’s Over…What now?

This period, often called “the lull” is BY FAR the hardest period of time you will experience in comparison to all the others. It’s the time immediately following treatment, and for most, it’s the first time that you are without any kind of active…

Tips for Choosing Your Oncologists

Choosing the team of physicians that will care for you during your treatments and follow-up can be a hard decision. You are likely still processing your diagnosis at the time you will need to make this decision, but there a few things you might…

The Appointment Process

After diagnosis, it’s hard to parse through the feelings of fog and fear and focus on what’s next. And honestly, sometimes you don’t even feel like thinking about what’s next, much less focusing on it. Treatment options will vary from case to case, but…

Radiation Treatment: Who’s on your care team?

It’s not surprising that a lot goes on behind the scenes of radiation therapy, and it’s definitely not surprising to you that there are many different people that have a hand in your care. With all the people that you see during your visits,…

Preparing for Radiation Treatment

Starting radiation therapy is certainly intimidating. There are a lot of unknowns, a lot of fears, and a lot of what ifs that come up, but with the a healthy understanding about what to expect,  many of those fears can be eased and your…

5 Radiation Misconceptions

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1) Radiation skin damage is just a sunburn While radiation skin toxicity looks like a sunburn and can often feel like a sunburn, the skin itself is not actually burned as if from a heat source. Radiation treatment is used to destroy the bad…