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Re: Adjuvant Radiation

Also expect to drink a half liter of water prior to treatment. This distends the bladder to position the tissues roughly the same each day. You will fall into a routine and it will be over before you know it. Expect some urinary and bowel issues after two weeks. I had diarrhea several times a day toward the end. Ask for a diet plan to minimize discomfort. I was on a low fiber diet (BRAT- bananas, rice, applesauce, tea). Expect fatigue. Expect some depression. If the center has a clinical social worker, arrange for visits. After the treatments are over, you will feel depressed again because you will lose that daily support group that you counted on for all those weeks, so don't neglect your mental health.

Good Luck.

Paul A, RI USA

Re: Adjuvant Radiation

Thanks for the response Bill and Paul. The information will definitely be taken into consideration during my appointment tomorrow.

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