Saturday, July 31, 2010

Status T+33 days - Start Radiotherapy today

3 August 2010 - Start Radiotherapy today, 5 week daily cycle planned.

About Radiotheraphy:Radiotherapy uses X-rays to treat cancer. A beam of radiation is targeted at the part of your body where the cancer has been found. The aim of the treatment is to destroy cancer cells with minimal damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. Radiotherapy works by destroying the DNA inside cancer cells, preventing them from reproducing and so shrinking cancerous tumours. Radiotherapy can either damage DNA directly or create charged particles (free radicals) within the cells that can in turn damage the DNA. Cancer cells whose DNA is damaged beyond repair stop dividing or die. When the damaged cells die, they are broken down and eliminated by the body’s natural processes.
Normal cells will also be affected but they are better able to repair themselves, this leads to side effects although not expected to be major.

So if you are about the hospital area early mornings in the next 5 weeks I might be good for a coffee and catch-up at "the Fix"


  1. GO Gaz :-)

    Do you have a daily reward planned for the next 5 weeks?

  2. Daily reward, thats sounds great. Had a nice package arrive from Canada today(maple butter) mmmm, might just have to eke this out. Yum yum.. this must be on top most decadent foods lists.


Thanks for your comments Gaz