I had RT/HT treatment last autumn.
When I had the MRI earlier I did find it a bit claustrophobic, but not claustrophobic at all having RT.
In RT you are in a fairly large room, on the table and the machine head rotates around you at a distance. You’re not enclosed at all. Check out some of the videos on YouTube, key in EBRT or similar. That may put your mind at rest.
Regarding side effects I had 1 instance of diarrhoea cured with the tablets that they gave me. Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated. I got a bit of cystitis one evening when I thought I would not drink that evening, soon resolved.
Like most people I got a bit tired towards the end of treatment, soon stopped when finished RT. Occasional small bit of blood on wiping, but that stopped 5 months post RT. Bit of soreness to the skin and bone on the belt line but that stopped about the same time.
You’re lucky to not have any HT side effects, I had quite a few, even asked if I could swap meds. Registrar told me ‘I didn’t quite realise how serious my illness was’, and I’m embarrassed now in hindsight that I even asked.
I had an hour trip there and back on the Tube (London) and that really was the worst bit.
Good luck, RT is a doddle so don’t worry about it. G
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