As part of my vulvar cancer treatment, I underwent five days of
radiation therapy treatments for six weeks.
Going into it, I had no idea what to expect, and after about two weeks, I started to feel like a baked potato that had been left in the microwave too long.
Today, I'm cancer-free, so in the end it was worth it. But it was difficult at times. Here are some things I wish I would have known before starting radiation...
I was diagnosed with vulvar cancer in May 2013. Vulvar cancer is so
rare that there is no color to represent it. You know, pink is for
breast, white for lung, purple for pancreatic, etc. The closest thing
is cervical, which is teal and white. So I wore and handed out teal
and white bracelets to friends and family. It was as close as I could
Don't get me wrong: there is a bond between all cancer patients. After all, we are...