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Treating radiation burns
I'm Happymaryellen, and I'm a survivor of Stage 4 Anal Cancer
I’m in my first week post radiation, in the no sitting phase. I had just come in to see how long that phase lasted for others. I’m using the silver cream, taking narcotics for the pain as well as gabapentin, so needless to say I’m sleeping a lot, doing sits baths, which I have found are much better cold than hot, and just riding it out   Read more…

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Anticipate possible physical changes

Prepare yourself as you begin treatment to anticipate any changes in your physical appearance. Ask you doctor what to anticipate. If drugs cause hair loss, advise from image experts about clothing, makeup, wigs and hairpeices may help you feel more comfortable and attractive.

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