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I've been diagnosed w/ Stage 0 DCIS and will have a lumpectomy on 3/26, followed by radiation treatment.

Has anyone had experience with radiation therapy for breast cancer? Can you offer tips on dealing with the side effects (fatigue, skin irritation, etc.)? The thought of having an appointment M-F, for 6 weeks sounds fatiguing just thinking about it.

I may be eligible for the Canadian hypofractionalization, which is only three weeks long - as opposed to the 6 or 7 week long regular program. (I just have to have small enough boobs<g>.)

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijbc/2011/321304/

Does anyone have experience with this? Or heard of this?

Many thanks,
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