radiation…again

Here I am, once again, going to radiation. Not as long as the last time and a different type of radiation. I will be going in for 5 “fractions” [as they are called]; the full dosage being divided up and 1 fraction delivered for 5 days at 20 minute intervals each time.

Found a better description of stereotactic radiation [between 190 to 200 beams]—

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) delivers precisely targeted high doses of radiation in a single session. The following types of radiation units can deliver radiosurgery: Gamma Knife, CyberKnife and linear accelerators with specific modifications. SRS creates many small, thin beams of radiation from different angles that meet at the tumour to give the highest dose to the tumour and reduce the dose of radiation to healthy tissue around the tumour. It is used most commonly to treat brain and spinal cord tumours and brain metastases. Depending on the type of machine used, you may need to wear a special head frame (stereotactic frame) during treatment. Some systems are frameless or you may only need a special mask to keep your head in position.

Canadian Cancer Society

Today was actually day 2. I’ll finish on Monday and then in 6 weeks I will have another MRI to check results.

Oh and I’m feeling okay. No side effects… yet.

Live. Thrive. Laugh ❣

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