Met with Dr. Dickson and his nurse, Yvonne, today to discuss my bone mets. He recommends radiation to my T5 to L1 vertebrae Monday- Friday for 3 weeks. Each treatment would take about 15-20 minutes. Radiation will quickly target the cancer in my bones- relieving pain and allowing them to rebuild. Since the radiation field will be close to my GI tract, nausea and vomiting is a common side effect. Taking in my pink and purple highlights, he said "You shouldn't lose your hair."