This post is motivated by a posting from Roger2Dodger, who is experiencing bad side effects of radiation.
I found an article on the Internet that seem to indicate that radiation should always be given continuously, without taking days off:
The following article seems to say Yes, but maybe not ...
My own treatment was primarily HDR brachytherapy, but I also had 25 sessions of 3DCRT external beam radiation. In my case, the 25 sessions were administered on Monday-Friday with no treatment on the weekends. I also had a week off due to the Christmas - New Year holiday. In both cases, these off periods were for the convenience of the hospital staff. I would have been willing to go every day for 25 days if that would give me a better chance for a cure, but I was told that the treatment off periods would have no negative effect.
So I have a question: For those of you getting external beam radiation, were you given treatment every day of the week, or did the staff take the usual Saturday, Sunday and holiday days off?
And as a followup, how are you doing and how long has it been since your treatment?