Hi (I'm Jenny - the new girl!)
I have just found out that I will be starting 20 daily sessions of radiotherapy with chemo at the beginning and again at the end, I was 'marked up' yesterday I was surprised that the tatoo's were not where the actual tumour is - has anyone had this treatment? I have been told that the side effects can be worse because of the two treatments at the same time? I can't have an operation as the tumour is too close to other structures in the chest. I am slowly coming to terms with things; I am 56 years young and very fit and active, my cancer was discovered whilst having a routine xray for pneumonia and it was only by chance that my Doctor sent me for a CT scan, otherwise I would be none the wiser - no symptoms! I have also been suffering from Anxiety (Panic Attacks) I have just finished an acupuncture course for this and I am taking chinese herbal meds for Anxiety/stress and things are much better.