Patient Comments: Radiation Therapy - Types

What was your reason for undergoing radiation therapy, and what type of therapy was used?

Comment from: SCP, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 29

My husband, age 72, has received targeted radiation treatment to reduce or eliminate a tumor in his esophagus. Since his treatments a couple of months ago, his lung tissue has been seriously damaged and he is on oxygen 24/7. He has lost a lot of weight and he is an entirely different person now. If you or a loved one ever have to deal with targeted radiation, please, please ask many, many questions and know what you might have to give up in the name of treatments.

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