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My partner started radiation on her brain and spine one day after diagnosis of SCLC.  She had lost all feeling in her legs up to her belly buttom from a spinal tumor.  The last radiation was Jan. 5 (10 treatments in all). While most of her feeling has come back, she is resigned to the fact that some of it will probably not come back due to nerve damage.

 

Is there a certain time period that radiation lasts?  i.e. will she need to have treatments again after a certain lenght of time?

 

Thanks

 

Laurie

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The total dose of external radiation therapy is usually divided into smaller doses called fractions. The most common way to give it is daily, 5 days a week (Monday through Friday) for 5 to 8 weeks. Weekend rest breaks allow time for normal cells to recover. The total dose of radiation and the number of treatments is based on size, location & type of your cancer.

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