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    dhrahn
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    We just got the confirmation that one of the bones in my husbands foot has been taken over by melanoma (supposedly rare). Anyway our options are 1- continue to deal with pain or 2- try radiation. We are wondering has anyone had radiation to foot? This is his first bone met so not even sure what bone radiation is like? Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Holly

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    GeoW
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    Holly, I can’t comment on bone mets specifically to the foot but my wife had radiation to mets in pelvic bone, right and left femurs with very good results. She had minimal side affects (only minor rash at radiation site). Pain relief started quickly around half way thru the 10 treatments for each met and she continues to be pain free from those mets today. I know not everyone responds the same to radiation, but for her it has been the easiest treatment regimen she has had while fighting melanoma. Good luck. George

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    Catherine Poole
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    Radiation has come a long way in being very targeted and great for pain relief. I would definitely give this a try. So sorry to hear of this and pain is such a terrible thing to endure.

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    dhrahn
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    Thank you both for your responses!

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