Artist Mark said...
IMRT will be done here in Walla Walla....5 days a week for 6 months and another Zolodex shot in there somewhere...]
I'm guessing if you're doing IGRT by traditional dosing, you'll be doing about
44 or 45 sessions. That's 9 weeks at 5 times/week.
Be sure to keep a comfortably full bladder and an empty rectum at the time of each and every treatment. You can start practicing to see how you can do that. I found that I needed to stop drinking water about
2 hours before the treatment, and then 30-40 minutes before the treatment I'd drink about
14 ounces of water. It was pretty specific to be just right at the right time.
It's really important to do this so you minimize radiation to surrounding structures. It will give you the best chance for minimum side effects. I'm approaching 3 years after that therapy, and have none of the significant side effects that can happen.